Fresh Cranberry Apple Salsa

Dee Stillwell


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 vote

Makes about 4 cups
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 - 12oz bag(s)
    fresh cranberries, washed, sorted, and shake excess water off
  • 1 lg or 2 small
    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 medium
    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 medium
    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.
  2. Finely dice tomato if using fresh. If using Rotel tomatoes, add them to the food processor for just a few pulses to break it up a little.
    Also finely dice green onions and cilantro and grate ginger.
  3. 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!
    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.

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About Fresh Cranberry Apple Salsa

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Vegan Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

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