If you haven't tried homemade cranberry salsa yet, you are in for a delicious treat! It's so easy to make and will be your new favorite salsa recipe!
Fans of fresh cranberries will want to make these cranberry orange scones, too. So good! (tip: you can use dried cranberries for this one!)
We had friends from Maryland visit us a couple of years ago and they brought all the ingredients to make this yummy fresh cranberry salsa recipe while they were staying with us.
It was so much fun to watch them work together chopping the cranberries and cilantro. They took over our kitchen and we had a blast drinking wine while they worked their magic.
The result was better than I could have imagined. I mean, I love salsa, but this, I could eat this on everything!
I think it's all the fresh ingredients that makes it so flavorful. This has really become a family favorite.
I made their recipe for cranberry salsa for a party we had last month, and several people asked me for the recipe. It's such an easy appetizer to take to holiday parties. I hope you enjoy it! I've got plenty of party appetizers, including these cream cheese appetizers.
What You Need
To make this homemade cranberry salsa, you will need frozen cranberries, honey, sugar, cilantro, lime zest and lime juice, and a Jalapeño pepper.
Cranberry season is short, therefore they are not easy to get other than around the holiday season. Buy several bags when they show up at the grocery store and put them in the freezer so you have them when you want to make salsa.
Cranberries are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and other antioxidants, too, so enjoy them while you can.
How to Make It
Chop the cranberries medium fine.
As long as you do a really quick chop, you could place cranberries in the bowl of a food processor. I think everything in this recipe is better chopped by hand.
Chop the cilantro.
Zest the lime, and then juice it. Whenever you're zesting citrus, you want the zest to be finely grated as it releases more flavor.
Finely chop the Jalapeño. I only used one, but if you like spicy salsa, feel free to use more Jalapeño peppers.
Add the sugar and honey.
Mix all ingredients well.
It's best to let the salsa set overnight in a refrigerator to really give the flavors a chance to meld together.
Serve with tortilla chips. Your whole family will be raving about this cranberry salsa!
Different colored chips would make a beautiful presentation.
The fresh flavors of the cranberries and other ingredients are just out of this world. You may never buy salsa again!
Take this to your next holiday party and let me know what your friends think! Please come back and share in the comments below.
You could also pour this fresh salsa over a brick of cream cheese and serve it with your favorite crackers. Brie cheese would be delicious, too.
Yes! This salsa is also wonderful over pork, lamb, or broiled or blackened fish. It's also wonderful over fish tacos!
This salsa stays fresh in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days. I have not tried to freeze it.
More Homemade Salsa Recipes
We also love this Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe, this Watermelon Salsa, and this Authentic Mexican Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes.
More Easy Recipes with Cranberries
Homemade Cranberry Salsa
- 12 ounces cranberries Frozen, slightly thawed
- ¼ cup of honey
- ¼ cup of sugar
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped, packed
- 2 limes zest & juice
- 1 Jalapeño Pepper chopped
- Chop the cranberries medium fine.
- Chop the cilantro and add it to the cranberries in a medium bowl.
- Zest the lime, and then juice it. Whenever you're zesting citrus, you want the zest to be finely grated as it releases more flavor. Add it to the bowl.
- Finely chop the Jalepeño. Add it to the rest of the ingredients.
- Add honey and sugar.
- Mix all ingredients well.
- Chill for at least 2 hours. It's best to let the salsa set overnight in a refrigerator to really give the flavors a chance to meld together.