Texas Citrus Salsa

Texas Citrus Salsa

Disclosure: I received a gift card to purchase ingredients for this recipe. All opinions and photos are my own.

I’ve always loved grapefruit. It was one of my favorite childhood snacks — slice one in half and sprinkle some sugar on it and I was good. Even now, I love to eat grapefruit slices for breakfast. This Texas Citrus Salsa is a yummy and unique way to use grapefruit.

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I recently had the chance to attend a cooking workshop by the TexaSweet Citrus Council and Central Market, where we learned how to make five dishes using grapefruits. They were *so* yummy!

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I even learned how to properly segment a grapefruit. This is now a life skill that I am proud to possess, and one that comes in handy when making this Texas Citrus Salsa.

I made this to serve with some chicken tacos last weekend, and they were *awesome.* This salsa is sweet, with a punch of spice from the jalapeños and some tang from the grapefruit. I’ll share that grapefruit-inspired recipe later this week, too.

For now, grab a bag of chips and enjoy this tasty salsa!

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Texas Citrus Salsa
Source: TexaSweets

1 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, peeled, sectioned and chopped
1 large Texas Orange, peeled, sectioned and chopped
1 medium tomato
1 c diced green, red, and yellow bell pepper (use a mixture of all three peppers for best color contrast)
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
3 Tbsp chopped red onion
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt


Mix together the tomato, bell pepper, jalapeño, onion and cilantro. Stir in the sugar and salt, then add in the grapefruit and orange pieces.
Serve with salty chips — bonus points if they’re shaped like Texas!

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  1. Mmm, this looks good. And I love those Texas shaped chips, did you find them at Central Market?

  2. That sounds like such a fun class! And I’ll definitely be heading to Central Market to get some of those Texas-shaped chips. They’re so fun!

  3. Now I’m hungry. I LOVE grapefruit, but haven’t ever tried it in a salsa.

  4. I’m a Texan living in the Kansas City area – where can I order the Texxas shaped chips from? Your Salsa looks so yummy! Love your website!!

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