Fresh Cranberry Apple Salsa

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Dee Stillwell

By
@LILLYDEE

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes about 4 cups
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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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