Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cranberries and a Twist of Lime

Last year, a coworker brought in a cranberry salsa.  The salsa was so delicious that I was inspired to make it for our Thanksgiving dinner.  The salsa was a huge hit!  This Fall, as soon as I saw a bag of fresh cranberries, I had to grab a bag to make the salsa once again.  And, again, it was a huge hit!



Cranberry salsa is an easy, festive dish, perfect for this time of year!  The recipe that I used can be found at Allrecipes.com.  All you need to do is combine the following ingredients in a food processor and chop to the desired consistency (the recipe calls for medium, I prefer fine):

12 oz fresh cranberries
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 bunch of green onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 limes, juiced
3/4 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt

If you do not use the salsa immediately, it should be refrigerated. 

The fresh lime and cranberries really work well together in this recipe.  The only complaint I have is that the salsa is a little on the sweet side.   The next time I make it, I am going to try just 1/2 cup sugar instead of 3/4 cups.  I may also borrow from my husband's famous tomatillo salsa and add a little bit of tequila!

This salsa is suprisingly versatile.  Over the past couple of days, I have had it with tortilla chips, black bean taquitos, and turkey meatballs.  The salsa was delicious each and every time.

So, if you are looking for an easy and flavorful add-on to your Thanksgiving dinner, definitely give cranberry salsa a try!  Trust me, once you have made this, you will be crying when cranberry season is over!

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