Roasted Winter Citrus Fruits
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Roasted winter citrus fruits add a brightness to dreary winter days. These sparkling citrus fruits get chopped into a versatile salsa recipe.
Recipe type: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 1 Blood Orange
  • 1½ Meyer Lemons
  • 1 Honey Bell Orange
  • 2 Vaniglia Oranges
  • 2 Tablespoons Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Unseasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Thinly Sliced Red Onion
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • Few Grinds of Black Pepper
  • 1 Red Grapefruit
  • 1 Lime
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Parsley
  1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice the blood orange, meyer lemon, honey bell and vaniglia oranges to ⅛" thick slices.
  3. Arrange citrus slices on parchment paper lined baking sheet(s).
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until dark brown spots start appearing on fruit. (You want the brown spots, that means the fruit is caramelizing.)
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. While citrus fruit is roasting add the lemon juice, vinegar, onion, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
  7. Chop the roasted citrus into ¼"-1/2" pieces.
  8. Cut the peel and pith off of the grapefruit and lime.
  9. Cut the grapefruit and lime into sections and squeeze the remaining juice into the bowl of onions.
  10. Chop the fresh fruit into pieces and add to bowl of onions along with the chopped roasted citrus.
  11. Toss the parsley into the bowl and give everything a good stir to make sure it's all combined.
  12. Serve immediately or let sit.
  13. The longer this salsa sits the better it tastes because all the flavors combine really nicely.
You can use other types of citrus fruits for this salsa. Just make sure they have a relatively thin skin and pith. Things like tangerines work really well in this.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at