I have been on a bit of a cranberry craze this fall.
First there were those yummy egg nog cranberry white chocolate muffins (which seriously, if you haven’t tried, you really need too!) and then the cranberry pineapple muffins which were so nice and moist. And then I came up with the yummy cranberry cream cheese bars which were quite delightful!.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t think I have ever really cooked or baked with cranberries before. Beside opening that can of cranberry relish on Thanksgiving, I had never done much with them.
I have become a cranberry convert. So when today’s recipe came across my computer I knew I had to make it. The recipe came from a preparedness group I am a part of and the combination of cranberries and cilantro really intrigued me.
I had a luncheon to attend today and was asked to bring some type of bread. I made up a batch of the BEST Banana Bread and threw in a cup full of cinnamon chips which was quite a nice addition. I also decided to take the cranberry salsa because I was anxious to give it a try.
I love it when the first thing someone says after they taste something I have made is “Is this recipe on the blog?” I know it’s a winner.
So, as promised, the recipe is now on the blog! Besides being delicious it is so pretty!
The salsa is a wonderful combination of fresh cranberries, cilantro, green onion, lime juice, cumin and some sugar to sweeten it up. I chopped the cranberries and cilantro up in the food processor so the salsa only takes minutes to put together.
It is optimal to make it up an hour or so in advance so the flavors can combine and meld together but feel free to eat right away.
I served it over a brick of cream cheese with crackers but it is wonderful just served as chips and salsa or just straight off a spoon!
I am excited for the next holiday party I am invited to – guess what I’m bringing!? Want to invite me over?
- In food processor combine:
- 12 oz bag of cranberries
- ¼ cup chopped green onion, about 4-6
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- In a separate bowl combine
- 1 cup sugar
- Juice of two limes
- ¼ -1/2 tsp cumin powder depending on taste.
- Mix everything together and chill for an hour
- Serve over cream cheese or just with chips
- Also would be yummy as a side sauce with turkey, pork or chicken
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