Saturday, May 23, 2015
I didn't know what a kumquat was until a few months ago. A neighbor in Florida trimmed her kumquat tree and left the branches on the side of the road for the garbage man to dispose of.
I picked a few off the branches and asked Marie what they were. Kumquat. Never heard of it and wanted to give it a try.
Pinterest to the rescue! Found this recipe.
2 cups kumquats (chopped and seeded)
1⁄2 cup red onion (finely chopped)
1⁄3 cup cilantro (chopped)
3 T oil ( used olive oil)
1⁄2 cup yellow bell pepper (chopped)
1⁄4 t red pepper flakes ( used 2 small habanero peppers- seeded and chopped)
Fresh lime juice to taste
Combine chopped produce items with oil and lime juice- stir.
Add the habaneros and mix until you achieve a desired spice level
Let sit for 30 minutes or overnight to let the flavors blend.