Cranberry Salsa

Recipe Rating:
 6 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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

The Cook

Diane Hopson Smith Recipe
x6
Well Seasoned
Pine Mountain, GA (pop. 1,304)
DeeDee2011
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!
Enjoy!
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Directions

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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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