Quick and Easy fresh Cranberry Salsa that takes 5 minutes to prepare and tastes fantastic. A great twist on classic salsa is perfect for the holidays.
Fresh Cranberry Salsa
Why yes we are sharing another cranberry recipe! LOL! I am almost done with the giant bag of cranberries I bought from Costco.
My husband keeps laughing as I roll out another cranberry dish for him to try. He had the joy of trying 4 cranberry recipes in one weekend. Thankfully he is a good sport and always gives me his honest opinion on what recipes he loves and which ones I need to keep tweaking.
I love this fresh cranberry salsa! It is the perfect holiday appetizer or side dish. If you are hosting a holiday party make sure to check out these Christmas Party Toasts that are easy and great for all occasions.
The holiday season can be so crazy busy I love that this yummy fresh cranberry salsa takes minutes to prepare and tastes amazing.
If you want to get fancy you can serve this over the top of cream cheese for a creamier dip.
- Fresh Cranberries
- Green Onions
- Fresh Cilantro
- Lime Juice
- Jalapeno Pepper
- Salt and Pepper
Serve with Ritz Crackers, tortilla chips, wheat thins, baguette slices, or any crackers
Cranberries - We use fresh cranberries for this recipe but you could use frozen cranberries. Just make sure to thaw them and drain any extra juice from freezing them. When working with fresh cranberries make sure to wash them and remove any stems that are still hanging on. Also remove any mushy cranberries.
Optional - if you want a bit more citrus flavor you can add in a tbsp of orange juice.
Food Processor - We use a Ninja food processer and it works great. You may be able to make this in your blender if you have a high powered blender.
How to make Fresh Cranberry Salsa
Step 1 - Clean and prep all of the ingredients.
Step 2- Add cilantro, green onions, cranberries, jalapeno peppers seeded, lime juice, and sugar to the food processor and chop/pulse until well mixed. Make sure you don't chop so long that it becomes mush.
Step 3 - Check the consistency and make sure the pieces are the size you like and well distributed.
Place salsa in a covered bowl and refrigerate for a couple of hours. This allows all of the flavors to blend together.
Serve with crackers and chips, baguette slices,
This can also be spread over the top of a room temperature block of cream cheese to make a creamy dip. Top baked brie for an epic holiday appetizer.
If you want a spicier cranberry jalapeno salsa you can add in a 2nd jalapeno or leave some of the jalapeno membrane/seeds in when you combine everything.
You may need to strain the salsa if you have it sit for a while. The cranberries will release juices and they can pool in the bottom of the container. You can strain it with a slotted spoon before serving.
To change up the flavor you can use orange or lemon juice instead of fresh lime juice.
Great Holiday Appetizer Recipes
Cranberry Salsa Recipe
- 3 cups Whole Cranberries 12oz bag
- ½ cup green onions chopped
- 1-2 Jalapeno seeded and chopped
- ½ cup cilantro chopped
- 1 lime zest and juice
- ½ cup sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Clean and prep all ingredients. Add all ingredients to the food processor.
- Chop/pulse until well mixed and diced. Make sure to not chop to long and turn it into mush.
- Transfer to a covered bowl and refrigerate for a few hours.