Appetizer | November 23, 2020

Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry salsa is go-to recipe for winter. Bring it to all family gatherings, for appetizers, snacking OR CHRISTMAS TACOS. I LOVE this cranberry salsa. I mean, who wouldn’t!!
This post is sponsored by Miltons Crackers, recipe and all opinions are our own.

WHAT IS CRANBERRY SALSA?!

It sounds unusually, but you will be seriously addicted after one bite. Cranberry salsa is a sweet, savory salsa. It’s perfect with the tangy-ness juicy cranberries combined with onion, cilantro and a little sugar. You can pair it with cream cheese and you’ll be in heaven.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE CRANBERRY SALSA

  • FRESH CRANBERRIES
  • LIME
  • JALAPENO
  • CILANTRO
  • SUGAR
  • SALT

WHAT DO I MAKE IT IN?

I choose to make cranberry salsa in the blender. You can also use a food processor or chop everything very fine by hand.

PROTIP: If you like your salsa more puréed than chunky I recommend making it in a blender. If you like your salsas chunky than be sure to just pulse your salsa and not blend.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS WINTER SALSA

In your blender add you more liquid ingredients first.

  1. cranberries
  2. lime juice
  3. jalapeno
  4. cilantro
  5. chopped green onions

ADD YOUR DRY INGREDIENTS VERY LAST

Adding your high content water ingredients first will help your blender to pulse and move the ingredient around without any additional liquid added to the blender.

Add sugar and salt last.

HOW TO BLEND YOUR INGREDIENTS

You want to start pulsing your ingredients. Depending on how chunky or smooth you like your salsa will determine how many pulses you do. I like mine somewhere in between chunky and smooth.

Depending on how chunky or smooth you like your salsa will determine how many pulses you do. I like mine somewhere in between chunky and smooth.

Cranberry Salsa in a blender

PART TWO- CREAM CHEESE

Cream cheese layer compliments the delicious salsa and crunchy crackers. Spread room temp cream cheese over a plate or a platter. Then top with cranberry salsa.

WHAT DO I SERVE WITH CRANBERRY SALSA? 

Serve cranberry salsa with some sturdy salty crackers. My favorite crackers are Miltons.  I love that they have a variety of crackers, from gourmet  to organic. All are made with great quality ingredients and are non-GMO.

CAN I MAKE AHEAD?

This is an easy and great dish to make ahead, or if you need something that will be easy for transport this is your guy! Make your cranberry salsa before and seal it in an air tight dish. Save the cream cheese for right before serving. Spread on the platter and top with the salsa from the air tight dish. If you are serving/traveling within a 30-60 minute window it is fine to combine the cream cheese and salsa on platter/dish.

HOW TO MAKE A CHARCUTERIE WITH CRANBERRY SALSA

This is an amazing recipe to serve with your cheese charcuterie board.  Plate it on a large platter with meats, cheese and Milton’s Crackers surrounding it. OR serve it on a few smaller plates around the board with crackers, meats, olives fruits and plenty of Milton’s Crackers for dipping and layering with cheese/meats.

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cheeseboard with cheese, cranberry salsa, apples and crackers
Cranberry Salsa
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Delicious, fruity and flavorful this cranberry salsa is perfect for entertaining!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Appetizer, Cranberry Salsa, cranberry sauce
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • *OR 1 can of whole cranberries in sauce found by your pie fillings in the baking isle
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 bunch green onions 4-5
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 limes juiced 2-3 tbsp
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pkg cream cheese
Instructions
  1. Mix jalapeño, cilantro, green onions in a food processor or blender, add salt, and lime juice.
  2. Pulse until minced
  3. Add Cranberries and sugar. Pulse until minced also.
  4. Drain salsa of excess liquid in a fine mesh strainer.
  5. In a serving dish smooth cream cheese out & pour cranberry salsa over.
  6. Serve chilled with tortilla chips or crackers.
  7. *3/4 cup of sugar ONLY IF USING FRESH CRANBERRIES. If using the canned omit the sugar.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

CAN I MAKE CRANBERRY SALSA AHEAD?

This is an easy and great dish to make ahead, or if you need something that will be easy for transport this is your guy! Make your cranberry salsa before and seal it in an air tight dish. Save the cream cheese for right before serving. Spread on the platter and top with the salsa from the air tight dish. If you are serving/traveling within a 30-60 minute window it is fine to combine the cream cheese and salsa on platter/dish.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Salsa
Amount Per Serving (18 g)
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this last year to take to a family Christmas party and it was DEVOURED! My husband has already has requested I make it as an appetizer on Thanksgiving this year! It seems so fancy, it’s really pretty, and it’s so easy!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for our thanksgiving charcuterie assortment and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Easier to eat while standing around or cooking than regular salsa and chips. I used whipped cream cheese as the base which worked fine.