Cranberry-Jalapeño Salsa

Cranberry-Jalapeno Salsa Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Make a festive holiday appetizer by combining fresh cranberries, green onions, and jalapeno peppe,r and serving the fruit salsa with tortilla chips.


Makes 2 cups
Total time: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes


1 (12-oz.) package fresh cranberries
1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar
2 to 3 chopped green onions
1 seeded and chopped jalapeño pepper
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Tortilla chips
Garnish: lime wedges


Pulse cranberries and sugar in a food processor 3 to 4 times or until coarsely chopped, stopping to scrape down sides. Add chopped green onions, chopped jalapeño pepper, grated fresh ginger, lemon juice, and salt; pulse 3 to 4 times or until chopped. Stir in chopped fresh cilantro. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. Serve with tortilla chips. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

Note: To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed, omitting fresh cilantro. Freeze in an airtight container up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator 12 hours. Stir in cilantro just before serving.

Jane Hoke, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

December 2010
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