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Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Create this fresh cranberry salsa for your next holiday gatherings.

cranberry salsa with wording

It is cranberry season, so it’s time to post one of my favorite recipes. If you are a cranberry fan, then it is a MUST try.

If you are not a big fan but like fruit and salsa, then I think you should still try it.

I had planned on sharing some of this batch with a friend, but I could not stop eating it so I will have to make another.

cranberry salsa ingredients

Serve this at your next holiday party and get rave reviews!! It is so good that this recipe was featured at Redbook Magazine.

Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry season is one of my favorite times of the year. It is such a short season, but I take advantage of it fully. In addition to this salsa, you should check out my popular Fresh Cranberry Relish.

Other recipes that I have made with fresh cranberries include Cranberry Pepper Jam and Instant Oatmeal Cranberry Apple Crisp. Yes, you can say that I am obsessed with cranberries.

It is quite easy to make if you have a food processor or hand chopper. I like to make it up a little ahead of time so that the flavors have a little time to mingle.

ingredients in a bowl

It is good right away, but even better the next day. I am not a fan of hot things, but the sweet provides quite a contrast to the pepper so I recommend 2 jalapenos. I am sitting here eating this as I type up the post!

How easy is that? Doesn’t it look fantastic? If you love this, you will also enjoy Cranberry Apple Crisp, Cranberry Apple Muffins, or Cranberry Party Dip.

collage of cranberry salsa photos

I would eat this year around if cranberries were always in season. I made it with some fresh cranberries that I froze, but it just did not turn out right. My recommendation is to not use frozen cranberries in a recipe unless you will be cooking it.

Yield: 2 cups

Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Easy Fresh Cranberry Salsa Recipe - Make this amazing fresh cranberry salsa recipe, which is sure to be a hit at all your holiday gatherings.

Try this amazing fruity salsa at your next holiday gathering.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 12 oz package fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 C green onion
  • 1/4 C cilantro
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/4 t cumin
  • 2 T juice from lime or lemon
  • dash salt


  1. Rinse the cranberries and then chop them in the food processor. Place into bowl with lid.
  2. Chop the onion, cilantro, and jalapeno by hand or in the food processor.
  3. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl and stir until well combined.


Turn the heat up by adding more jalapenos.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 0g

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Miz Helen

Monday 13th of November 2017

Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Crochet Hooks

Wednesday 11th of December 2013

I would love to try this, guess I will have to make it myself! Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

Kimberlee Gibson

Saturday 7th of December 2013

I love cranberries - especially fresh ones. I am going to try this recipe. I just bought a jumbo bag of cranberries from Sams for only .98 cents.

Italian Kiwi

Friday 6th of December 2013

I love cranberries and salsa, but never thought of making cranberry salsa! Fantastic idea! Glad I found you on the throwback Thursday Linky Party!

The Thriftiness Miss

Friday 6th of December 2013

Oh wow, I've never heard of this before. It sounds great! Pinned it :) Have a wonderful evening!!

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