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Appetizers | December 16, 2009

Sweet Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Sweet Fresh Cranberry Salsa
Sweet Fresh Cranberry Salsa

I love sweet-spicy salsa. Sara brought Sweet Fresh Cranberry Salsa over the other night, and it was love at first bite. This recipe came from Sara’s friend, Joy, who just released a cookbook called “Bliss” (order it here). This Salsa can be served with tortilla chips over a block of cream cheese, or on it’s own. The salsa takes 5 minutes to make, and about 2-4 hours in the fridge to let the flavors mix together. Perfect for a holiday partay. Yummy.


5 from 1 vote

Sweet Fresh Cranberry Salsa


  • 1 bag fresh cranberries washed
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1-3 serrano or *jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 chopped red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Wash and remove seeds from jalapeno, using food handlers gloves, or plastic sack. In a food processor, place cranberries. cilantro, pepper, garlic and red onion.
  2. Stir in sugar, salt and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hour to allow flavors to mix. If serving over cream cheese, drain excess juice before using. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

-*I used one jalapeno, but more could be used if you like your salsa hot.

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  1. I had this at a friends house and got the recipe. I was literally about to make it when I decided to check my favorite blogs first.

    The recipes are mostly the same. Mine calls for green onion instead of red and served with pretzels or wheat thins. This is surprisingly good stuff!

    I love your blog! You inspire me!
    from a fellow girl from Bountiful!

  2. Once again, your recipe pulled through. At my office, they had a salsa competition and of course, I came to look for recipes on your blog. I'd never seen a cranberry salsa before, so I gave it a whirl. It was a hit, everyone loved it.

  3. 5 stars
    My family’s favorite appetizer during the holidays. Sweet, yet tart and so fresh and festive. It’s delicious with chips or crackers.