Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cucumber- Mandarin Orange Salsa







I noticed a few too many cans of mandarin oranges on the shelf in the pantry.Think I can remember what I bought them for?  No.

Now what am I going to use them in? I knew I could come up with something.

This was really good!


Ingredients:

1 cucumber - peeled , chopped, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1  11 ounce  can mandarin oranges-drained

1/4 cup red onion- finely chopped

1/2 of a red pepper- washed and cut up ( you could use more but I needed the other half for another recipe)

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes ( you can add more if you prefer)

Juice from 1/2 a lime

1/4 tsp. dried cilantro 

salt- to taste

Directions:

Combine the cucumber, mandarin oranges, red onion, red pepper, red pepper flakes, lime juice and cilantro in a medium size bowl.    Sprinkle with  salt to taste, then toss to combine.  


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56 comments:

  1. Linda... you're NOT ALONE in that "WHY do I have so many cans of?" boat.....I do the SAME thing. That salsa is so pretty! And I bet delicious too. I love fruit based salsas.

    Now...can anyone tell me why I have SO MANY CANS of evaporated milk? Sigh............

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    1. Oh yeah, I have evaporated milk, peanut butter and you should see the pantry!

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  2. Were in the same boat. I have so much I can't remember either. I used to set recipes aside just for that reason. I'm going to have to remember why I picked up so many cans of evaporated milk. Oh well, in case of emergency I have milk. The salsa looks wonderful
    & it photographs beautifully.

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  3. It's easy and so good Cyndy!

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  4. This looks so refreshing. Beautiful colors and really light tasting I bet. I don't stock up the way I used to, but there were times I used to have so many cans of diced tomatoes I didn't know why. I do have evaporated milk also....

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    1. Diced tomatoes is something I should stock up on!

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  5. Love all the ingredients. can't wait to try this one.

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    1. Hope you like it Dawn!

      Thanks for stopping buy

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  6. What an unusual combination of orange and cucumber. Thanks for linking up with us at #AnythingGoes and see you next week.

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    1. Sorry I meant mandarin! Its Monday morning!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Sue!

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  7. I love mandarin oranges! I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing on What's for dinner sunday - don't forget to visit and comment on the posts before yours and on the party!

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    1. So do I ! Just wish I would remember why I bought all those cans! LOL

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  8. Wow...this sounds so interesting!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. I'm sure it tastes awesome. You can't go wrong with such ingredients!:)

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  10. Linda, both your salsa and peanut butter brownie recipes caught my eye at The Scoop party and I must try them. So yummy! Thank you...pinned.

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    1. Thank you Marie for stopping by and for the pin.

      Linda

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  11. I also wanted to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday Marie! I don't belong to google plus and couldn't leave a comment on your wonderful blog. I am following you now!

    Linda

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  12. What a fun idea! I love sweet salsas. I definitely need to try this!

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  13. Looks great. Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap.

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  14. Another colourful recipe and as we are heading into summer where I live will definitely be on the menu for summer bbqs. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom and see you next week.

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    1. Thanks Sue- see you next week at the party!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  15. This looks so delicious! I love how colorful it is too. I just made peach salsa and it was yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Love peach, I'll have to try that next Jann!

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  16. I'll bet this would taste great on top of salmon. Yum! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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    1. I bet it would! Hope you enjoy it.

      Linda

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  17. What a yummy recipe idea for the fall! Found you on The Weekend Retreat Link Party. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. This is not only beautiful, but sounds absolutely delicious. I am trying it for sure because I have a lot of cucumbers and more coming. Thanks!

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    1. Hope you like it Pattie. It's a great way to use all those cucumbers.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  19. What a lovely, fresh and delicious salsa - and what a great way to use up mandarin oranges as well! Love this recipe! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. April- I have so many cans left! My next idea is to see if I can make a no churn ice cream with the mandarins.

      Linda

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  20. Loving this and I'm drooling right now! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Hey Kim!

      So proud of myself! I got to the party early this week.( smile)

      Linda

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  21. So perfect for Summer! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  22. I was looking in the pantry earlier this week and noticed some mandarin oranges and was thinking the same thing! I love them, but rarely use them. How weird is that?! Thanks for sharing Linda :)

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    1. Doreen- GMTA! I hope you come back and let me know if you make it.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Linda

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  23. These ingredients sound like they will be wonderful together! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday:-)

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    1. Sherry- I've been thinking of you. I know your area in Florida has had horrible flooding- Not sure but are you in the Tampa area?

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  24. What a great salsa, I love that combination. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  25. Oh what a great combination!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

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    1. Plus it was a great way to use up the extra cans of the oranges ( smile)

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  26. Salsa sounds delicious! Must make it. Sheila

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