Cranberry Salsa?In my mind I'm picturing something like Costco's Mango Salsa. Chopped tomatoes, peppers, and...some.... err.... like boiled cranberry's? I was kind of at a loss as to what on earth cranberry salsa could be.
YES! It was totally disguised. might as well put a mustache on it!
It didn't look like any salsa I'm used to making.
I really tried. like tried hard, not to- for once- ask someone for their recipe. Since my friends all know about this bloggity blog sometimes I feel sooooo silly asking for their delicious recipes.
I went like a month without asking. ha. maybe not even that. I HAD To! We were hosting a baby shower and nothing sounded better and more awesomer to surprise our guests with.
So here is the deal.
Its orginal recipe calls for a bag of fresh cranberries.
but you can only get a bag of fresh cranberries 2 months out of the year :(
boo, for the other 10.
I experimented << because I have got to be able to make this more than 2 months a year >> and still got rave reviews--
Here is how to make your Cran-berry-sal-sa!
you will need:
1 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries OR 1 can of whole cranberries in sauce (found by your pie fillings in the baking isle)
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bunch green onion
1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
2 limes juiced
1 pinch salt
*3/4 cup of sugar ONLY IF USING FRESH CRANBERRIES. if using the Canned omit the sugar.
you can totally make this in your vitamix, or blentec. I actually like the texture better coming from one of those. BUT I don't have one of those fancy machines..... so I used my lil' 6 cup food processor.
Mix the cranberries, jalapeño, cilantro, green onions in a food processor, add salt, sugar* and lime juice. Stir till combined.
In a pan or fancy schmancy serving dish smooth cream cheese out & pour cranberry salsa over.
Serve with Tortilla chips or crackers.
ALSO, I made my favorite. FAVORITE. drink.
I'm not totally a fizzy drink person all the time.
I absolutely LOVE homemade lemonade.
I added strawberries to add to the vday atmosphere.