Spicy Cranberry Salsa is a fresh blend of cranberries, jalapeños, cilantro, honey and citrus for a healthy condiment perfect with turkey or spread on cream cheese and served with crackers for an easy appetizer!
Spicy Cranberry Salsa
Are you looking to add something fun and different to your holiday meal this year? I know I always am. Personally, I know I take it too far. I literally have a spreadsheet color coded to plan all of the appetizers, sides and dishes I will be serving at the Thanksgiving I am hosting at our house this year. I have been working on paring it back a bit, or I know that I will be pulling my hair out trying to accomplish all of it in just a few short hours.
I whipped up a batch of this cranberry salsa on a whim in my food processor the other night and it was just too delicious not to share. It is good on its own, but it is AMAZING served with some cream cheese on crackers or bread or on these bruschetta.
If you are anything like my family who can’t handle any amount of spice, you can reduce the jalapeño to just a half and you will get just the slightest hint of spice. You can also remove the seeds and ribs to eliminate spice as well. If you are a spice addict on the other side of the coin, feel free to double the jalapeño!
I am excited to play around with all of the possibilities of this easy salsa when it comes to using up Thanksgiving leftovers. I am also making a lightened up turkey quesadilla or perhaps I will even try some funky nachos. It is an easy way to add a unique kick of spice and flavor to any simple meal!
- 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
- 1 small jalapeño seeded and deveined (reduce or increase based on your spice preference)
- 2 green onions, halved
- ¼ c. chopped fresh cilantro
- ⅓ c. honey
- 1 Tbsp. orange zest
- Juice of half an orange
- Juice of half a lime
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until you your salsa is finely chopped.