Cranberry Salsa

Monday, November 28, 2011
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I wanted to share a recipe that I shared with my family over the break.


I originally discovered this recipe from, where else, Pinterest via Jamie Cooks it Up.
Want to make it?


Ingredients:
1 12 oz. package of fresh cranberries
1/4 c. green onion , chopped
1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
1-2 jalapeno peppers
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 t cumin
2 limes, juiced
dash of salt
2 8oz. package of cream cheese (optional)

Directions:
  • Add fresh cranberries, green onion, cilantro, jalapenos, sugar, cumin, salt, lime juice to food processor and PULSE until desired consistency.
  • Refrigerate in an air tight container for at least 4 hours.
  • Optional:  Spread cream cheese in shallow serving dish and pour salsa over the top.
  • Serve with wheat thins or pita chips




*tips and tweaks*  

you may notice that my ingredients and their amounts may vary slightly from Jamie's original ingredient list.  

  • Sugar: Jamie's recipe calls for 1 1/4 c.  I actually made mine with only 1 c. (it was still too sweet). The next time I make this I plan on adding only 1/2 c.  ......  the sugar breaks down the cranberries the more it sits. I actually made this salsa one day in advance.  It traveled well!
  • Jalapeno:  Jamie's recipe only calls for 1 small jalapeno.  I like a little more heat, and with all of the sugar the heat was lost. The next time I make this I plan on adding 2 small jalapenos (with out their seeds, of course. )
  • Lime vs. Lemon:  Being a Texan it only makes sense to add Lime juice vs. Jamie's suggested Lemon. (Either would work, I  just prefer the lime)
  • Crackers vs. Chips:  What to serve with this salsa?  If you plan to layer the salsa over cream cheese I would serve this with a wheat cracker (wheat thins) or a pita chip.  If you plan on serving the salsa by itself a traditional tortilla chip would be tasty.

I love this recipe!  The cranberries add a fun and festive twist to traditional salsa.  

With whimsy~



3 comments:

MisStephie said...

Yummmy this looks great. I just posted on a paprika chips recipe that would go perfectly with this salsa...enjoy!

http://wp.me/p1XfKv-ag

Elizabeth Lauren said...

Those do sound good! Thanks for sharing!!!

Alycia Spencer said...

I love this recipe and have made it several times before. However, right now you have a slideshow of your artwork running overtop of your post such that it interferes with reading it. I think you have a glitch.

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