Cranberry Salsa

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3 c fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 c green onions, minced
1/4 c fresh cilantro leaves, minced
1/4 c bell pepper, chopped (i used red)
1 Tbsp chipotle flakes (or chopped fresh jalapeno peppers)
zest and juice of 1 lime
1 Tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 c sugar
1/2 c rotel tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste (i used kosher salt and cayenne pepper)
2 or 3 8-ounce blocks of cream cheese (you can easily use 3 blocks of cream cheese)
crackers and/or chips

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Diane Hopson Smith Recipe
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Pine Mountain, GA (pop. 1,304)
Member Since Aug 2011
Diane Hopson's notes for this recipe:
A little sweet heat toned down with cream cheese.

This dish has "WOW" factor.

Serve this dip at your next holiday gathering or office party and get ready for rave reviews!

I love the smokey flavor the Chipolte Pepper Flakes added to this salsa.

Freezes well!
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Rinse, drain, and pick over cranberries, discarding any that are soft or bruised. Place them in a food processor along with green onion, cilantro, bell pepper, and zest & juice of lime; pulse until finely chopped but not mushy.
Place the cranberry in a bowl; mix together with sugar, ginger and rotel tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors merge. Don't skip this step, fresh cranberries are tart and bitter. This time is needed to merge the flavors.
Bring cream cheese to room temperature before serving. Place cream cheese bricks on serving dish; cover with the dip. Garnish, if desired, and served with crackers and/or chips.
NOTE: Rotel Tomatoes can be found in most grocery stores with the Mexican foods. And, also with canned tomatoes.

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user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Nov 16, 2011
Diane this sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
user Dorothy Rose dorrose - Nov 16, 2011
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user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Nov 16, 2011
Pat I have been looking for fresh cranberries, couldn't find them here in our local grocery store. I went to Sam's and Costco over the weekend while visiting my daughter in Alabama. You had to buy in bulk (3 lbs) so I needed to come up with something to do with ALL these cranberries. I found several salsa's online and pulled flavors I liked and came up with this recipe. Now if I could figure out how to can this salsa! It is soooo good! The lime, ginger and chipolte peppers really made this recipe. YUM! Thank you for sharing!!

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