Mandarin oranges get the spicy treatment when chipotle in adobo is added. This citrus-forward relish works great as a burger topper.

  • 10 to 20 minutes
  • Makes 10 servings

Citrus-Chipotle Island Relish


  • 1 can (15 ounces) Mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped seeded chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Drain oranges, reserving 2 tablespoons juice in medium bowl.  Discard remaining juice.  Roughly chop oranges and add to bowl.

  2. Add onion, cilantro, lime juice, oil, chipotle pepper and salt; mix well.  Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.  Serve cold.

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