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fresh cranberry apple salsa

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Dee Stillwell
Citrus Heights, CA

Last year a friend asked me for a cranberry salsa recipe. Since I had never heard of it but liked the sound of it, I searched the net. My foodie friend Diane had one posted and I used several of her ingredients and I used a combo of several different recipes. I liked the idea of apple in it and the fresh ginger in Diane's recipe sends it over the top. This was what I came up with. All my family and friends love it. I haven't made cranberry sauce since I started making this. Give it a try it on a turkey sandwich instead of cranberry sauce and see for yourself. Yummm!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For fresh cranberry apple salsa

  • 1 - 12oz bag
    fresh cranberries, washed, sorted, and shake excess water off
  • 1 lg or 2 sm
    granny smith apples, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1/2
    red bell pepper seeded and cut in chunks
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper, seeded and cut in chunks
  • 1 md
    red onion, peeled & cut in chunks
  • 1/4 c
    diced green onions, small
  • 1/4 c
    fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 - 1/2 c
    sugar or stevia (i use a combo of both) start with less and add to your taste
  • 2 - 3 md
    jalapenos, seeded and cut up..amt depending on the heat you desire
  • 1/2 to 1 c
    orange or apple juice (i have used both with great results)
  • juice and zest of 1 lime (add to your taste)
  • 1 inch
    fresh peeled & grated ginger (approx 1 tbl)
  • 1 - 2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 - 2 - 8 oz
    blocks of creamed cheese to serve salsa over

How To Make fresh cranberry apple salsa

  • 1
    Wash and prepare all produce. Dry off as much moisture as possible. In food processor bowl pulse cranberries, apple, bell peppers, red onion, and jalapeno to desired consistency. I like mine pretty small. Finely dice green onions and cilantro and grate ginger by hand to retain it's structure.
  • 2
    Mix all together in large bowl..adding remaining ingredients. Let marry, covered in fridge for a few hours. Serve over a block of creamed cheese with plain tortilla chips. I like to make apps with Tostito's Scoops, creamed cheese, and salsa on top. Yummm!
  • 3
    I have not made cranberry sauce since I started making this salsa. It's more to my family's liking. Try it on a turkey sandwich instead of cranberry sauce. I think you will love it as much as I do.