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Spicy Cranberry Salsa

Yield Makes about 1 3/4 cups
Need a change from your standard cranberry sauce recipe and want to leave dinner guests raving? Serve this Spicy Cranberry Salsa at your next get-together. Try this spicy salsa recipe with turkey and pork, even tacos.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion (6 oz.), chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 fresh serrano chilies, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 cup (about 5 oz.) dried cranberries
  • 2 firm-ripe tomatoes (about 1/2 lb. total), cored, seeded, and diced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 23
  • caloriesfromfat 7.8 %
  • protein 0.1 g
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 5.3 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • sodium 1.2 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat, stir oil, onion, garlic, and chilies often until onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add cranberries, tomatoes, and cider. Simmer, stirring often, until cranberries are soft when pressed, about 5 minutes.

  3. Purée salsa mixture in a blender or food processor.

  4. Add parsley, and season salsa with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.

  5. Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.