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Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Fresh Cranberry Salsa

This Fresh Cranberry Salsa is a family favorite!

My daughter-in-law Ashley brings this salsa to family gatherings and this Fresh Cranberry Salsa always one of the most popular dishes and one of the first bowls emptied.

Did you know you can freeze cranberries?

Since they are only available fresh for a short time, buy them on sale and this is what you do:

Do not rinse.

Simply place the entire package inside of a freezer baggie

And use within 6-8 months.

Now, to make this salsa with frozen cranberries, do not thaw the berries, and follow the steps in the recipe.

Give this a try with fresh or frozen cranberries and adjust the heat to your liking, or that of your guests. Everyone will love this unique and delicious Fresh Cranberry Salsa



Fresh Cranberry Salsa


12 oz. raw cranberries

1 bunch cilantro, leaves removed

6 green onions, sliced

1-3whole jalepeno (depending on heat desired. Remove seeds for less heat)

2 whole limes, juiced

3/4 cup granulated sugar

Pinch of salt

1 can stewed tomatoes, drained


When chopping jalapenos (or any hot peppers), use disposable gloves.

Cut out the seeds and membrane, that is where the heat is.

I prefer 1 pepper with seeds and membrane removed for flavor and heat that hits your taste buds, but doesn’t burn.

My Ashley likes all 3 peppers I think – probably with the seeds too, because she likes it nice and spicy:)Fresh Cranberry Salsa 2Rinse the raw cranberries, and shake to drainFresh Cranberry Salsa 3Pull the leaves from the bunch of cilantroFresh Cranberry Salsa 4

To get the most juice from a lime, have at room temperature and roll under the palm of your hand for a few rolls, then cutFresh Cranberry Salsa 5Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

To juice lime, squeeze with one hand while twisting a fork into the flesh of the lime to extract  the juice.Fresh Cranberry Salsa 6Pulse all the ingredients to chop and combineFresh Cranberry Salsa 7Allow to chill at least 1 hour for flavors to ‘marry’.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe from Ashley Groneman

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2019


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