Cranberry Salsa

Need an appetizer for your holiday get together but don’t have the time for anything involved? This is your answer.

Cranberry Salsa is sweet and tart and pairs perfectly with salty tortilla chips. Better yet, it only takes 6 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. Jalapenos add flavor and color, but not a lot of heat so this is perfect for everyone – even those who don’t like spicy salsas.

This red-and-green salsa is perfect for the holiday season! It’s festive and easy – what more could you want?

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz.) package of fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 green onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin

Cranberries are the star of the show here, so you’ll want to make this salsa when they’re in season. Make sure you get fresh cranberries – frozen will not work the same!

How to Make Cranberry Salsa

This salsa could not be easier! Start to finish it will only take 5 minutes thanks to the magic of the food processor.

First, add the cranberries to the food processor and pulse one or twice to start chopping.

Then, add the sugar, chopped jalapeno, chopped green onion, chopped cilantro, and cumin to the food processor.

Pulse a few more times until chopped to a salsa consistency.

Serve it along with tortilla chips.

Top Tips

Can I use dried or frozen cranberries in this recipe?

I wouldn’t recommend it. For this recipe, you really need fresh cranberries!

Can this be made ahead?

Yes, you can make this a day or two ahead. The sugar macerates the chopped cranberries so it will likely be runnier after a day or two, but the cranberries should still be crunchy.

More Fun Fall Appetizers

I firmly believe a good appetizer is a great way to start a meal – it just sets the tone!

For fall and winter, cranberries are a great flavor. Baked Cranberry & White Cheddar Dip and Cranberry Pumpkin Walnut Spread are both really fun spreads everyone loves to dig in to.

Savory Cheddar Herb Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart are both centerpiece appetizers if you have some more time to prepare. Need something quick? A Loaded Hummus Plate is for you!

Welcome to Cranberry Week! 

This week we are celebrating all things cranberry! We have delicious recipes from across the country to celebrate all things cranberry!

#CranberryWeek is an annual blogging event that is hosted by Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise

Recipe for Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry Salsa

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz.) package of fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 green onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  1. Combine everything in a food processor and pulse until you reach the desired consistency.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips.

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