Five Minute Festive Cranberry Salsa combines fresh cranberries, jalapenos, cilantro, red onions, honey and lime juice into an amazing treat.
This fabulous cranberry salsa appetizer is a holiday favorite served over a brick of softened cream cheese.
This amazing Five Minute Festive Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa combines fresh cranberries, jalapenos, cilantro, red onions, honey and lime juice into an amazing treat. It is absolutely breath taking over cream cheese with crackers or chips. It makes quite the colorful treat for holiday parties and soirees.
Sometime about mid October the local grocery stores around here start carrying fresh cranberries. Consequently there are so many outstanding recipes that come from this tart berry. This Five Minute Festive Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa is simply amazing. Somehow the spicy flavor of the jalapenos complements the cranberries just perfectly. It is not too spicy nor bitter from the cranberries. Some kind of crazy chemistry combines for perfect harmony.
Ways to serve Cranberry Salsa
- Spooned over grilled chicken or fish
- Ladled over a block of softened cream cheese
- With fresh baked cinnamon chips
- As an accompaniment to grilled beef or pork tenderloin
- In baked Brie with puff pastry
- Spooned over baked meatloaf
- With crispy cheese quesadillas
Are cranberries healthy?
You bet your bottom dollar they are. They have been linked to a lower risk of urinary tract infections. They also act as anti-inflammatory because they benefit people with rheumatoid arthritis, stomach and digestive issues. Cranberries are low in calories and high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K making them the perfect salsa ingredient. You can find more information on the the Possible Health Benefits of Cranberries!
How to make Cranberry Salsa Recipe
Add the cranberries, red onion, orange zest, lime zest, honey, jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice to a food processor. Then pulse several times to chop to desired consistency. Remove the lid several times to check for consistency. You don’t want to go to far and this goes very quickly. If you are not serving right away store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
So if great food, healthy choices and awesome presentation are important to you then put this delectable Five Minute Festive Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa on your holiday appetizer list. Wow your friends and family. Sit back and soak up the compliments. Good job my friend!! Actually great job my friend.
Other cranberry recipes you will love!
- Cranberry Orange Bread
- Honey Dijon Apple Bacon Cranberry Salad
- Cranberry Jello Salad
- Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding
- Cranberry Lush Cake
This post was originally published November 6, 2017 and was republished October 31, 2018 with new content.
Five Minute Festive Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa
This five minute festive Cranberry Salsa combines fresh cranberries, jalapenos, cilantro, red onions, honey and lime juice into an amazing treat.
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5
- Yield: 16 1x
- Category: appetizer
- Method: food processor
- Cuisine: American
- 1 (12 ounce) bag fresh cranberries
- 1/2 medium red onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 limes juiced
- Combine cranberries, red onion, orange zest, lime zest, honey, jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice in a food processor. Pulse several times to chop to medium consistency. Refrigerate if not using immediately.
This is absolutely delicious over a block of cream cheese with butter crisp crackers.
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