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Oysters on the Half Shell with Chile, Cilantro, and Meyer Lemon Salsa

Photo: Thomas J. Story
Total time 7 mins
Yield Makes 1/2 cup salsa
Red jalapeno chiles amp up the flavor in Chile, Cilantro, and Meyer Lemon Salsa. Try this salsa over oysters on the half shell.


  • 1 1/2 red jalapeno or red Fresno chiles, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
  • About 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 2 dozen oysters on the half-shell

Nutrition Information

  • calories 42
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • protein 4.8 g
  • fat 1.2 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • carbohydrate 2.8 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 75 mg
  • cholesterol 25 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix all salsa ingredients in a bowl and chill, covered, until cold (and up to 6 hours). Season with more salt. Serve with oysters.

Cook's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per oyster with 1 tsp. salsa.