Cranberry Salsa is an amazing holiday appetizer that is pretty taste served over cream cheese. Fresh cranberries are minced up with jalapeno into a healthy, fresh, and vibrant salsa.
Fresh cranberries are minced up into a healthy, fresh, and vibrant salsa. It’s served best over a brick of cream cheese with some crackers. I like to use wheat thins, but you can use Ritz or pretty much any other cracker. You can even use tortilla chips!
The first time I had this salsa was more than 10 years ago when my aunt brought it to a family party. It was devoured and became an instant legend. I brought it to a holiday party 5 years ago and I still get emails asking me for the recipe. It’s a hit every single time!
How do I prepare fresh cranberries?
Fresh cranberries are commonly sold in the grocery store in 12 ounce packages. They are most often found in the fall right after the cranberry harvest. When working with fresh cranberries, rinse them under cold water. Run your fingers through the cranberries and pick out any that are soft or mushy. Rinse the cranberries again and proceed to use them in your recipe.
How do I use fresh ginger?
This recipe calls for fresh ginger. When using ginger it is easiest to cut off any knarled spots before peeling. Once peeled you can grate it easily on a hand grater. Once it gets down to a nubbin of stringiness just toss the stringy mess away.
What do I serve cranberry salsa with?
A common and popular way to serve cranberry salsa is over a brick of cream cheese. You can also serve it up plain as you would any salsa. It pairs well with Wheat Thins, Ritz crackers, and tortilla chips.
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