Spicy Cranberry Salsa

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

  • Servings: 4 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 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

You can adjust the heat by including some of the jalapeño seeds. About 15 seeds gives a nice mild kick. If you would like it less spicy, simply discard all seeds.


Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until the consistency desired. This can be chilled in the fridge and will last 1-2 weeks, but I guarantee it won’t be around for that long.

4 thoughts on “Spicy Cranberry Salsa

  1. Cranberry Salsa sounds so good! And your photos are gorgeous! That pedestal is adorable…..
    Mom – Your biggest fan!!

  2. Keri I feel so special that you included my cranberry salsa on your blog!!! So glad you enjoyed it!
    Yea we spread it over everything!
    Another idea for those of you who are not “breakfast egg eaters,” I have started pouring it over scrambled eggs. Yummilicious!
    The picture looks gorgeous! Is that pedestal a gift from your sweet Mama? (ladies Christmas weekend gift exchange) It looks like her cool style from the pictures you showed me.
    Happy New Year My Friend

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