Orange-Ancho Relish

 Delicious, Quick Side Dishes

2 cups


  • 3 medium navel oranges

  • 1 medium ancho chile, stem and seeds removed

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded fresh mint

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Using a sharp paring knife, peel the oranges, removing all of the bitter white pith. Cut between the membranes to release the orange segments into a medium bowl.

  2. Coarsely grind the ancho in a spice grinder or finely chop with a knife. Transfer to a bowl and add the lime juice, oil, mint, garlic and honey. Gently stir the mixture into the oranges. Let the relish stand at room temperature for 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

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