Mix up your cranberry routine with my fresh Cranberry Salsa recipe!
I have a soft spot for cranberries. At Thanksgiving, I love the traditional jellied cranberry sauce in a can... the type that still looks like a can when you pop it out. My Mom would always have it on our holiday table and I still buy a few cans during the holidays. I look forward to a good ole' slice of it every year. I also love more creative, homemade cranberry sauces and if a salad has dried cranberries on it... count me in. You really can't go wrong with cranberries! They are packed with vitamin C, A and K plus FULL of antioxidants.
I started thinking that as much as I love this perfectly tart superfood berry, I don't cook with it enough. So I challenged myself to come up with a new and creative way to serve it this holiday season. My Fresh Cranberry Salsa recipe was born and after trying this you will have a LOVE for this berry too.
Fresh Cranberry Salsa recipe
Instead of traditional cranberry flavors, this Fresh Cranberry Salsa recipe lets Mexican flavors shine! I added cilantro, lime, jalapeno AND green onion to give this salsa lots of flavor.
You can make this salsa recipe as spicy as you'd like by using both jalapenos in the recipe... seeds and all! Or you can remove the white parts and seeds to calm the peppers down. If you don't like spice at all, use just one jalapeno with the seeds and white part removed OR just substitute more green onions. I love the way the jalapeno adds lots of flavor to the dish though.
I also love the way the red berries and green veggies get the dish into the holiday spirit.
Since the berries are very tart, I added just a small amount of regular ole' sugar to the mix. I did some experimenting and tried to leave it out BUT the tart berries just need a little sweetness to balance it out. I try to limit the sugar I cook with, but in this case, I think it just needs it.
Serve this Fresh Cranberry Salsa recipe with your favorite chips or crackers!
Its easy to make ahead of time for any holiday party.
What in this Fresh Cranberry Salsa recipe?
This recipe is only a few simple, easy to find ingredients.
- Green Onion
- Lime Juice
How to make my Fresh Cranberry Salsa recipe...
- Use a food processor to chop the cranberries and sugar into a salsa consistency.
- Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
- Allow to chill!
- Serve with chips.
It easier to mince up the cranberries with a food processor but if you don't have one, you could also do it by hand.
If you love cranberries but don't eat them enough... this fresh Cranberry Salsa recipe is a great place to start! Give it a try and let me know what you think.
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Fresh Cranberry Salsa recipe
- 12 ounces fresh cranberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 jalapenos, finely diced
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- ½ cup green onion, sliced
- 2 limes juiced
- Put the cranberries and sugar in a food processor and blend until you get a chunky salsa consistency.
- Stir in the jalapenos, cilantro, green onion, and lime juice. Add additional lime, sugar or salt to taste!
- Allow to sit for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite chips.