- 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
- 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.
Reviews forHoliday Salsa
"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."
"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."
"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)!!!"
"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!"
"The perfect balance of sweet and spicy, and so pretty on the plate!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"I was really excited to make this recipe because not only did it look beautiful in the picture, but it sounded delicious too. I was not disappointed. Everyone at my Christmas party loved it. The only thing I would do differently is use more jalape?o pepper just because my family likes spicy dishes and this was definitely more sweet than hot. I think the balance between the two could be a little better for those that like a "bite" to their food."