• 11/2 Cups California golden raisins
  • 1/4 Cup gold tequila
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 mango; peeled, seeded and diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 11/2 Cups scallions, cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 11/2 Cups chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1/4-inch dice (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalepeno, seeded and minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • Salt and pepper; to taste


In small bowl, soak raisins in tequila for at least 2 hours. Peel oranges, removing all white pith; divide into segments and chop to yield about 1-1/2 cups.

Drain raisins and reserve liquid. In large bowl, combine raisins and oranges with remaining ingredients and stir well. Season with liquid reserved from raisins, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 40 (Calories from Fat 2%); Total Fat 0 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 0; Potassium 0; Total Carbohydrate 9; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 8; Protein 0; Calcium 12; Iron 0;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.