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Merry Cranberry Salsa

An easy and healthy holiday appetizer that's a little sweet and a little tart~ add another jalapeño pepper to turn up the heat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, Christmas, cranberry, easy, healthy, holiday, salsa
Servings: 10


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries thawed (I used the whole 12-oz. package of fresh cranberries)
  • 1 small Gala Fuji, or Braeburn apple, cubed
  • 1 medium size jalapeño pepper seeded and quartered (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 of finely chopped shallot
  • Juice of one lime
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro optional


  • Pulse the cranberries, apple, and jalapeño pepper in food processor until coarsely chopped, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.
  • Transfer to a bowl; stir in shallot and cilantro if desired.
  • Add sugar and remaining ingredients, stirring well.
  • Cover and chill 2 – 24 hours, the color will deepen the longer it chills. Stir before serving with sweet potato chips or cinnamon sugar pita chips.
  • Makes approximately 2 ½ cups, so you may need to double this for a crowd!