🌮 The perfect Taco Topping
I probably eat more tacos than anything else. Not sure if it’s because I live in Southern California or just because they are so good. There are so many different kinds of tacos and as many toppings to choose from. I recently made some shredded chicken that I used to make Tacos. I wanted something a little different for a topping, so I decided to make this Orange Onion Salsa with Anaheim Chili Peppers.
💭 What does it taste like
Looking at the list of ingredients you may be asking yourself what this salsa tastes like. Well right off the bat you taste the oranges. Not overpowering but you can tell this is the focus of this salsa. The onion, Anaheim Chili and the Ground Cumin gives the salsa a bit of a kick. Not super spicy like my other spicy salsa recipes though. This salsa turned out to be so good that next time I will use it as a topping with my Tilapia.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Orange Onion Salsa recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Navel Oranges, Yellow Onion, Anaheim Chili Pepper, Fresh Cilantro and Ground Cumin.
🥣 How do you make this Orange Onion Salsa
Peel the oranges and cut into small pieces. Make sure you remove all the seeds as you go.
In a small bowl, mix together the oranges, onion, chili pepper, cilantro, and cumin.
Serve right away. This salsa will not keep more than 1 day in the refrigerator.
Orange Onion Salsa
- 2 Large Navel Oranges
- ½ Cup Yellow Onion, Diced
- 1 ½ tablespoon Anaheim Chili Pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Cilantro
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- Peel the oranges and cut into ¼ inch dice, removing any seeds as you go.
- In a bowl mix together the oranges, onion, chili pepper, cilantro and cumin.
- Serve right away, or cover, refrigerate and use within 1 day.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.