This recipe is super easy and delicious! I saw this on Pinterest and tweaked it a bit. The original recipe asked for green onions, but I didn't have any and I don't like onions. Blegh! I think it came out really good! My family enjoyed it on top of cream cheese and some crackers. It's a great Thanksgiving appetizer or pretty much for any get together.
|Crazy how all these ingredients can make something so delicious|
|Mix all the veggies, cranberries, and sugar together|
|Cranberry Salsa on top of cream cheese|
- 1 bag of fresh cranberries
- 2 jalapeños diced
- 1/4 cup of green onions (I omitted this ingredient)
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup of cilantro (chopped real fine)
- 1 cup of sugar
Add the cranberries (if you freeze them like I do, that works just fine) to a blender or in a food processor. I used my super awesome food processor and chopped it up into little bits. You can add the jalapeños in with the cranberries to get them chopped as well. I love spicy foods, but since I was taking it to my family and they aren't crazy about spicy foods like I am, I removed the seeds and it gave it that jalapeño flavor, but not too much spice.
Chop up the cilantro and add in a medium size bowl. If you are adding the green onions, chop those suckers up as well and add to bowl.
Add the chopped cranberries and jalapeño in the bowl. Squeeze that lemon in the mixture and stir. Add the cup of sugar and stir some more till your hand falls off...ok, maybe not that much stirring, but you know what I mean.
Now after all that hard work, dump in into a pyrex container, close with a lid, and refrigerate it for 2 hours or more. You want to have a sweet and "spicy" salsa, so if you need to, add some more sugar.
When it's time to serve, you can put it on top of cream cheese or just eat it with some chips or crackers. I know it sounds like a weird mixture, but it is delicious...you can trust me on that!
Let me know if you try it out and what you think of the recipe. I think it's a great party dip. Your guests will want more and will definitely ask for the recipe.