Cranberry salsa is a unique take on a traditional holiday food. Quick and easy to make, it’s the perfect appetizer to serve at any holiday party!
I am so excited about today’s post! I love it every time I get to do a blog hop with these talented ladies! Before I share my cranberry salsa recipe with you, let’s take a look at what else these ladies have been cooking up. The theme this time around is HOLIDAY BITES. Bring on the holiday party planning!
Tomato & Ricotta Crostini from Katie’s Cucina
Roasted Leek and Onion Soup from Sweet C’s Designs
Mozzarella, Bacon and Roasted Peppers Hot Cheese Dip from Cook the Story
Red Pepper Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms from The Lilypad Cottage
Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs from White House Black Shutters
Cranberry Salsa from Bombshell Bling
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms from Kokocooks
Cream Cheese with Garlic & Bacon filled Crescents from A Glimpse Inside
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats from Yellow Bliss Road
Peppermint Patty Chex Mix from Lolly Jane
Brownie Stuffed Christmas Trees from It’s Always Autumn
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Clean and Scentsible
Mini Candy Cane Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache from Crazy Little Projects
Black and White Cookie Brownies from Sweet Rose Studio
Oreo Truffle Reindeer Noses and Free Printable from Balancing Home
Peppermint Muddy Buddies from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Ummmmm…..YUM!!!!! Now on to the recipe. As I’m sure you have figured out, usually I am a sweet tooth. However, I decided to go with something zesty and unusual for this blog hop: Cranberry Salsa! It’s a fun twist on a classic holiday food, dontcha think? Let’s take a look at how simple it is, and then I will give you the recipe in more detail below.
Cranberry Salsa Directions
First, gather up your ingredients and a food processor: cranberries, apple, red onion, red pepper, green pepper, cilantro, apple juice, lemon juice, sugar, and pickled jalapeno. And some chips, of course!
Next, chop the appropriate amount of the peppers, jalapeno, apple, and red onion each (specified below) into large pieces and throw them all into the food processor with the cranberries.
Then, use the food processor to chop and combine the ingredients.
Finally, stir in the cilantro, sugar, lemon juice, and apple juice.
Chill Cranberry Salsa Overnight for Best Results
All done! Scoop up with chips and enjoy!
- 1 bag cranberries
- 1 granny smith apple
- ⅛ medium red onion
- ½ large red pepper
- ¼ large green pepper
- 2 Tablespoons pickled jalapeno
- 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ⅓ cup apple juice
- Chop the apple, red onion (do NOT use too much unless you love onion), peppers, and jalapeno into large pieces and place in the food processor.
- Add the bag of cranberries to the food processor.
- Use the food processor to chop and combine the ingredients.
- Move the chopped ingredients to a bowl and add the sugar, lemon juice, apple juice, and cilantro. Stir together.
- Best if chilled overnight prior to serving so that the flavors can combine.
- Serve with chips.
Also, if you enjoyed this recipe then you may also enjoy my mother’s Cranberry Orange Bread!
Oh yum! I have tons of fresh cranberries right now and this sounds perfect!!! Must try asap!!!
Cath T says
My cooking can’t hold a candle to all of you, so I guess I’d go with a simple, classic chocolate mousse with a little whipped cream and crushed peppermint candy for the holidays. Great collection of recipes.
Oh YUM! What a fun twist 🙂
Christine (CookTheStory) says
I still have cranberries left over too. The cranberry salsa is going to look amazing with our Christmas appetizers. Thank you.
This recipe will be perfect for when I host my book club. I’m looking forward to trying it.
I’m going to try and can this, looks like it would be a great recipe to can. Though I’ll probably change out the lemon juice for ACV. Thanks!
Sarah Westover McKenna says
You will have to let me know how it goes. I have found that the longer it sits the stronger the red onion taste gets, so I’m not sure about canning it…..unless, of course, you love red onion. 😉
Patent Attorney says
Cranberry, that’s a new one! This looks delicious, I’ll have to give it a go!
What a brilliant idea! I will try this for sure! Thank you for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays! Happy Holidays:)
That looks and sounds delicious Sarah!
Fabiola Rodriguez says
Congrats on this original recipe! I’ll be tweeting and pinning this. Greetings from the Inspire Me Monday Linky 🙂
Miz Helen says
We love Cranberry Salsa, your recipe is great! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.