Holiday Salsa Recipe
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Holiday Salsa Recipe

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You know it’s an amazing salsa when your guests hover around the serving plate till it’s scraped clean! This boasts fresh cilantro, cranberries and just a hint of heat. —Shelly Pattison, Lubbock, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • Assorted crackers or tortilla chips

Directions

  1. Place cranberries and sugar in a food processor; cover and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in the onions, cilantro and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  2. To serve, place cream cheese on a serving plate. Drain salsa and spoon over cream cheese. Serve with crackers or chips. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Holiday Salsa in Simple & Delicious December/January 2013, p38

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.


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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"The perfect balance of sweet and spicy, and so pretty on the plate!"

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"This was a very sophisticated, easy to make addition to our holiday party menu. The sugar offsets the heat of the pepper and the cream cheese tempers it. The recipe calls for a whole bag of cranberries, which made a large batch. I used only a third of it for one block of cream cheese, which I cut in half horizontally to cover the bottom of my serving dish. For large gatherings, you can easily top 3-4 bricks of cream cheese. We used the leftovers as salsa for tortilla chips."

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

""Soo yummieee

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"Haven't tried this yet but it sounds wonderful and I will do it soon. However, I have a question - could the salsa be blended into the softened cream cheese or would it end up being soupy? I made the spicy cranberry chutney from TOH and that is fantastic!"

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"I made this for my New Year's Eve Party. This was everyone's favorite. I am going to make it every hear at Christmas time. 5 stars on presentation and taste. I didn't change a thing."

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