Clementine Salsa

January 25, 2012 § 6 Comments

Finally.  Finally all of that Final Exam nonsense is over with.

I’m not normally a stressed-out person, but exams can certainly bring out the worst in me.  There’s so much to do and so little time to do it all in!

Plus, I hate studying.

Plus, I especially hate studying for Chemistry.

Four and a half months of Stoichiometry, mole conversions, and formula-writing is enough for me!

But, anyways, this post isn’t another rant about school.  This post is actually about my favorite class this semester, which is, believe it or not, Religion! :-P

One of my favorite parts of blogging (other than hearing from you guys, of course!) is being able to look back at my older posts and remember exactly what I was thinking about when I wrote them.

Last semester it was pretty clear that I loved my Spanish class.  This semester I’ve looked forward to going to my last-period Religion class every single day!

Let me explain…

While my Mom (and at least 2 of my friends) might claim that the main reason I loved Religion class so much was because my crush was in that class, I’m going to disagree.

Yes, it was nice that my Religion teacher put stress on “ice breaker-type” exercises and I always just so happened to be paired up with my crush, but that’s not the only reason. ;-)

I also liked the relaxed-attitude of my teacher.  And the fact that we got to watch at least 20 movies over the course of the semester.  I liked that, being brought up in a Catholic family, most of the material was just common sense so I didn’t have to do that much thinking.  Plus I liked that the class had a fair share of class clowns.  Class clowns make any class more fun! :-D

Somehow I was supposed to neatly tie this in with the Clementine Salsa…

Oh yeah.  Long before I crawled under my rock to start studying for Finals I made this salsa.  We had just bought a 5-lb. bag of ripe clementines and Phil and I were absolutely addicted.  We would eat two, sometimes three or four at a time.  I mean, they were delicious on their own, but the foodie in me knew there had to be a better way.

While reading through some of my older posts I came across the Pico de Gallo recipe I posted last Summer.  That’s when it hit me.  People add fruits like pineapple and mango to salsa – why not add clementines?!

Clementine Salsa

Adapted from my Pico de Gallo recipe

“Traditional pico de gallo with a sweet twist!  Combining pico de gallo with clementines might sound a little strange at first, but once you taste it you’ll never look back!  Great served with chicken and fish, also fabulous with tortilla chips!”


  • 4 tomatoes, diced with all pulp and seeds removed
  • 5 clementines, peeled, sectioned and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, diced (~½ cup)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced with all seeds removed
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Throw all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well.
  2. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to allow the flavors to combine.
  3. Dig in! :-D

Yield: 1 ½ cups

Well, here’s to hoping that I’ll have another great class like my Religion class next semester!  Maybe I’ll also have a few more classes with the crush too…?! ;-)

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