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All season long, create cranberry salsa—it’s a simple and refreshing recipe! A few ingredients are quickly blended in a food processor to make a tasty Christmas appetizer that is bright and zesty. Spoon over cream cheese or serve on its own with crackers or tortilla chips.

Fresh and Delectable

Along with favorite dippable like crackers, Crostini, or tortilla chips, serve this festive sweet and spicy side dish. There are countless options!

Cranberry Salsa (1)
Food: Cranberry Salsa (Source: Dip Recipe Creations)

The flavor of the cranberry salsa is sweet and tangy and stunningly vibrant.

Jalapenos, some cilantro, and some onions have been added to this dish.

Cranberry Salsa Ingredients

We used fresh cranberries for this dish, but frozen cranberries are also delicious! To use them, simply allow them to warm up to room temperature.

Before serving, they may need to be somewhat drained if used frozen because they can be a little wet.

Its distinctive sweet-tart flavor is made up of sugar and lime juice.

Just a little touch of heat is added by the jalapenos! Increase the heat of the salsa by adding some of the juice from the canned jalapenos.

Cranberry Salsa Recipe

One of those simple recipes that come together quickly is cranberry salsa.

  1. As directed in the recipe below, pulse cranberries, green onions, cilantro, and jalapeno in a food processor until the cranberries are finely minced (but not too finely).
  2. Pulse briefly to combine before adding lime juice and sugar mixture.
  3. Before serving, season with salt and chill for at least an hour.

PRO HINT: Feel free to modify the amount of sugar and the level of jalapeno heat to suit your tastes. This formula is incredibly flexible, so you can create your blend!

Advice for the Ideal Dip

The ideal fusion of flavor, texture, and presentation creates the best dips.

  1. To ensure that the combination still has some structure, avoid overprocessing it.
  2. For a superb presentation, serve cold or scooped over a block of cream cheese.
  3. Alternatively, you could merely blend the cranberry salsa into the cream cheese to create a delectable spread that goes great on burgers or in leftover turkey sandwiches!

Cranberry salsa storage and freezing methods

  • Cranberry salsa should be kept in the fridge in a closed jar. The next day, after all the tastes have had time to meld, it’s even better! Before serving, add more lime juice or some freshly diced jalapenos to accentuate the flavors.
  • They will last for about 2 months in the freezer if you freeze them in sealed bags with the date written on them.
  • The salsa probably needs to be somewhat drained after thawing.

Cranberry Salsa

This cranberry salsa, which is packed with fresh cranberries and jalapenos, is the ideal balance of sweet and spicy.

15 minutes to prepare

5 minutes to cook

chill out: 1 hour

1 hour 20 minutes overall

servings: 6


  • 1 lime juiced
  • ⅓ cup sugar or to taste
  • 12 ounces of fresh cranberries
  • 2 green onions cut into 1″ pieces
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste


Cranberry Salsa Easy (1)
Food: Cranberry Salsa (Source: Dip Recipe Creations)
  1. In a small bowl, mix lime juice (approximately 2 tablespoons) and sugar.
  2. To a food processor, add cranberries, green onions, cilantro, and jalapeno. To break up the cranberries, pulse a few times.
  3. Add the sugar mixture, then pulse once or twice more. Add salt to taste, then stir and chill for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition information

Calories: 75 | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg