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Fresh Cranberry Salsa

This sweet and spicy salsa is unique take on cranberries—serve with cream cheese and crackers for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

cranberry salsa recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Makes about 2 ½ cups


1 (12 oz.) bag fresh cranberries
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
½ cup green onions, roughly chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lime
½ cup granulated sugar




1. Place all ingredients into a large food processor and pulse until well mixed. Be careful not to overmix, you want a slightly chunky consistency.
2. Transfer the salsa to a bowl, cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving (this helps the flavors to blend).
3. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips. Can be served over cream cheese, if desired.

Related: Pomegranate Grapefruit Salad

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Nutrition Facts:
(per ¼ cup) Calories: 72; Carbohydrates: 19; Fat: 0 g; Protein: 0 g; Sodium: 2 mg; Sugar: 13 g


Reference: “Fresh Cranberry Salsa.” Family Food on the Table, 2018. Web. 20 Nov. 2019. < https://www.familyfoodonthetable.com/fresh-cranberry-salsa/>

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Sandy Patton

Sandy is a Marketing Communications Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for 15 years. Her prior roles include health education and wellness coaching.