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Megans Cookin: Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cranberry Salsa Recipe

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My co-worker had this recipe in her Taste of Home magazine and I, intrigued, quickly copied it down. It sounded like a easy to make, delicious alternative to summer’s salsas and a great way to use the seasonal fruits (cranberries) that are available now.

This is whipped up in the food processor so it couldn't be any easier. It was sweet and tangy while the flavor of the lime really brightened it up. It also has that cinnamon-cumin flavor combo that I love!

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It was delicious with chips, but it would also be excellent with some cream cheese on a butter cracker like Ritz. Then you would have that sweet, sour, creamy, salty thing going on. And I bet it would make a wonderful and unique filling in a Butterflied Pork Loin.

I made this last Friday for a potluck and it was a huge hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. I’ll be making it again this week for us at home.

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If your looking for something a little unique, but ultimately delicious, then you found it right here. Fresh Cranberry Salsa!



Cranberry Salsa

Recipe found in Taste of Home Magazine


  • 1 bag (12 oz)  fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh minced cilantro
  • 2 green onions (I used 1 slice of a red onion)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon, allspice, and cumin.

Tortilla chips

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse till blended. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate until serving time. Serve with chips.


Check out these other Cranberry Salsa recipes!

My Own Sweet Thyme

Rah Cha Chow

The Schell Cafe

In Jennie’s Kitchen

Love & Olive Oil

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Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Thanks for posting this! I can't believe how easy it is! Sounds great!

November 22, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Coleens Recipes said...

I've been experimenting with different cranberry sauces, but I've never even thought of a cranberry salsa...excellent!!

November 22, 2009 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

I'm definitely trying this one! We have our office gathering soon and believe I will bring this!

November 23, 2009 at 2:17 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

This sounds like a wonderful holiday appetizer.

November 23, 2009 at 4:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think this is really original. I am making a note to remember it!

November 23, 2009 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

This is a great appetizer for the holidays! Yum, Yum!

November 23, 2009 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Looks wonderful! Gotta try this one out!

November 23, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

The only thing better than salsa is cranberry salsa!

November 23, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

This looks so good and sounds so easy that it moved to my must try list. What a marvelous holiday recipe.

November 23, 2009 at 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Megan said...

That is something I never would have thought would go together. But it obviously works very well. And I do agree about spreading it on a cracker with cream cheese. Mmmmm.

November 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Delicious Meal&Recipe said...

very cool & delicious dish, thank you very much for sharing.

Can I share this recipe on my recipe library?

Awaiting your response. Thank

November 23, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

A cranberry salsa sounds so good!

November 24, 2009 at 3:48 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Cranberry salsa sounds terrific. This is a great appetizer for Thanksgiving. You could really go crazy with this after Thanksgiving too! Turkey quesadillas with cranberry salsa - yum!

November 24, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Megan, how cool is that? A cranberry salsa. It sounds delicious. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday my friend.

November 24, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

You're right, that does sound pretty wild! But I checked it out, and I think I like it. That sweet and spice (heatwise) sounds like a real winner. Add a little zing for the winter :)

November 24, 2009 at 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

What an interesting salsa! I like the idea of cream cheese on a cracker with this's gotta be good :)

November 24, 2009 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I just made cranberry mango chutney love craberries...and cranberry salsa is so yummy!

November 24, 2009 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Hmmmm maybe if I left out the cilantro...that stuff tastes like soapy grass to me ;)

November 25, 2009 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Josue "The Captain" Cano said...

I don't get it with these sweet salsa's. I like savory, garlic salsa's and that's how they are traditionally made in Mexico. I'm telling you, cranberry salsa you're not going to find in the home country Mexico.

November 25, 2009 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Megan, this sounds sensational. I agree, would be perfect with cream cheese and a buttery cracker. Oh my!!

November 28, 2009 at 4:16 AM  

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