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Cranberry Salsa

This Cranberry Salsa is a festive, healthy, allergy-friendly holiday appetizer.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings: 8


  • 1/4 c. white sugar
  • 2 c. fresh raw cranberries
  • 1 Gala or Fuji apple, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 medium red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and quartered
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro


  • In the bowl of a food processor, process the sugar until very fine (to create superfine sugar). Pour into a serving bowl and set aside.
  • Place cranberries, apple, red onion, and jalapeño in the food processor and process until the mixture reaches a finely chopped pico de gallo-type consistency. Add to the bowl with the sugar and stir to combine.
  • Add orange zest and juice, lime juice, and salt and stir to combine. Cover and chill 2-24 hours. Stir in cilantro just before serving.


Adapted from Home is Where the Boat Is, who adapted it from Southern Living.