Holiday Salsa Recipe

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Holiday Salsa Recipe
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Holiday Salsa Recipe

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When we offer this cream-cheesy salsa of fresh cranberries, cilantro and a little jalapeno kick, everyone hovers around the serving dish until it’s scraped clean. —Shelly Pattison, Lubbock, Texas
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

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

Pulse cranberries and sugar in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Stir together with onions, cilantro and jalapeno. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
To serve, place cream cheese on a serving plate. Drain salsa; 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 146 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • 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
  1. Pulse cranberries and sugar in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Stir together with onions, cilantro and jalapeno. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  2. To serve, place cream cheese on a serving plate. Drain salsa; 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

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love2cooktoo User ID: 6135750 281611
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2018

"I've made this twice now and no one can seem to get enough of its fresh, spicy, sweet goodness! I get many requests for the recipe and everyone is amazed at the ingredients! Definitely the perfect answer for a winter salsa! Draining is a must, otherwise the cream cheese does curdle, especially IF there is any left! I serve this in a separate dish in the middle of the crackers so they don't get soggy. I love the idea of serving it with turkey as another reader suggested!"

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Kathy User ID: 9381061 280147
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2017

"fabulous! What a hit! This was so delicious, so fresh and different from standard salsa. Perfect for Christmas time . I drained it after it sat in the fridge all afternoon which helped with mess and presentation. I had a fairly large jalape?o and it suited the amount of cranberries just fine."

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kshea User ID: 2698812 279901
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2017

"Very good, VERY Pretty. Make ahead and then drain. If you are using large green onions, only use two. I used more large green onions when I made this one time and it was too much onion taste, so I only use 2 or 6 very small ones."

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cindyc1234 User ID: 5629302 279176
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2017

"Loved the taste. A new family favorite"

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Venky User ID: 7546591 278709
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2017

"Good one"

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Amygrantfan User ID: 4337846 278208
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2017

"So, so good! This is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. It tastes great as a dip for crackers & tortilla chips and looks beautiful on your holiday table."

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sholstein44 User ID: 7111583 258782
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2017

"My advice is to double the reicpe, its outstanding! Didn't use the cream cheese, & didn't miss it, best salsa I've come across."

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lynniesams User ID: 8857068 258693
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2016

"I made this salsa for Christmas Eve with my family. Fantastic! Everyone loved it including my twin 12 year olds! It was gone within hours! I'm thinking about adding finely chopped pecans next time (New Years Eve)!!!"

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rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 258623
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

"This was just delicious. The flavors combine beautifully. Will make this much more in the future! The only thing I would say is get yourself two blocks of cream cheese rather than just one. There was a lot of the salsa leftover. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!"

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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 255864
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"My mom makes this every year for Christmas! It makes for a super easy and festive appetizer!

She also adds in 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and 1 Tablespoon of lime juice. When I make it, I use a few teaspoons of the green Tabasco sauce instead of fresh jalapenos. Lots of easy variations on this one, but it's always a hit!"

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