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
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.
- lime juice
- 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.
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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- 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
- ¾ cup 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 package cream cheese
- Mix jalapeño, cilantro, green onions in a food processor or blender, add salt, and lime juice.
- Pulse until minced
- Add Cranberries and sugar. Pulse until minced also.
- Drain salsa of excess liquid in a fine mesh strainer.
- In a serving dish smooth cream cheese out & pour cranberry salsa over.
- Serve chilled with tortilla chips or crackers.
- *¾ cup of sugar ONLY IF USING FRESH CRANBERRIES. If using the canned omit the sugar.