Happy almost-New Year!
My friend, Monica, brought over the yummiest cranberry salsa the other day for us as a gift. You are right, I must be rubbing off on you, Monica! Ha!
It is sooo good. I would call it a cross between a salsa and a jam, depending on how finely you grind it in the blender or food processor. Either way, it’s got that yummy, smokey kick to it that jalapenos add.
I’m showing it off here as the classic dump-jam-on-cream-cheese dish because that is so simple and yummy. I could eat it with a fork, but crackers work, too! It would also be good on grilled chicken, drizzled on acorn squash, or just plain dipping with tortilla chips.
Spicy Cranberry Salsa would be a great dish to bring to a party, if one was theoretically going to a New Year’s Eve party. Which I will not because I am old. Tim and I typically go to bed well before midnight. Then, when the illegal fireworks start all around us at midnight, we roll over for a mumbled, “Happy New Year,” and a quick peck. Isn’t that what everyone over a certain age does?
Enjoy this dish, whenever you choose to celebrate. Happy New Year!
Monica’s Spicy Cranberry Salsa
Ingredients1 pack of cranberries, about 31/2 cups
1 bunch of cilantro leaves, chopped
4 green onions, chop green bits only
2 tsp lime juice
1 cup sugar
1 jalapeño, chopped