Blood Orange Salsa

I am always in the mood for salsa. Salsa is amazing and so versatile. One thing I love to add to my salsa is a little sweet. That’s just me though, no disrespect to those that like traditional salsa. Most often I will use peaches or berries to sweeten my salsa in the summer time, but as you can imagine, in winter those fruits are not in season and not very tasty right now. That’s why I decided to make this blood orange salsa as a way to bring some delicious flavor even in the winter. 

I will not let that stop me from having salsa though because there are plenty of fruit that are available in the winter too. For this salsa, I used blood oranges, but any winter fruit works here too and can play really well with the heat. If you need some other ideas, look no further!

Fruits Available in Winter

  • Pomegranate
  • Citrus fruit (oranges, lime, lemon, mandarins, blood oranges, etc.)
  • Kent Mangoes
  • Kiwi
  • Apple
  • Pears

In Season Winter Produce Infographic

The interesting thing about a majority of this in season produce is that a lot of them contain the nutrients we often see hyped up during this time of year. Since it’s flu season, you see more people opt for more vitamin C. Citrus fruits and kiwis are loaded with it! Mangoes have a great amount of beta carotene, and that nutrient is also important for supporting your immune system. Mother nature is truly amazing!

I opted for orange as the main citrus in this salsa because the juice helps to flavor and keep the salsa fresh and juicy. I chose blood orange specifically because it’s one of my favorite citrus options (slightly sweet and a little tang). It doesn’t over power this salsa, but instead compliments it so well. 

How to use your blood orange salsa

  • Perfect as the dip of choice for your chips
  • Great to compliment as a topping for a burrito bowl
  • A great topping for some loaded potatoes
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This blood orange salsa is both beauty and flavor. A complex flavor of heat and sweet that is perfect for any burrito bowl or to scoop up with your favorite chips.

Blood Orange Salsa

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


A beautiful salsa that isn't just all looks. It packs a lovely punch of heat, sweet and tang. Perfect for topping your bowls or enjoying with chips.


  • 1 blood orange, diced
  • 1/4 small red onion, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, finely diced
  • 5 sprigs cilantro, finely minced
  • 2 small roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Combine all diced ingredients into a bowl.
  2. With a spoon or spatula, gently fold ingredients together.
  3. Adjust salt to preference and toss salsa together once more.
  4. Allow salsa to sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving.


  • Feel free to use fruit of choice for this.
  • Tomatoes are not in season, but you can also use Sunset cherry tomatoes or Campari tomatoes as a replacement. These tomatoes tend to have a lot of flavor all year round and are nice and bright red even now.

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