I just LOVE cranberries!
I like the red color, the tartness and the many ways you can use or prepare them. I pretty much like them in any form but I especially look forward to the fresh cranberry season in late fall. And what better time is there than Thanksgiving to spruce up that traditional cranberry sauce that goes with your turkey?
For years I've been making our own Cranberry-Orange Juice sauce instead of the typically sweet cranberry sauce. Then last year I tried the Cranberry Salsa recipe from SimplyRecipes.com which included ginger and jalapeno. It was a total hit with family and friends and is being requested again this year! Yay!
But since I love to explore and to try out new things (not just in knitting, crocheting and crafting but also in the kitchen), I will change the salsa recipe a bit this year and base it on a recipe from my friend Tricia. It's also super easy and quick to make. Here we go:
- 1 bag fresh cranberries, chopped
- 2 jalapenos, chopped
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
1 In your serving bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
2 Either hand-chop or place the cranberries, jalapenos, cilantro, green onions, and garlic in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse several times until it is chopped to your liking.
3 Add chopped ingredients to dressing in serving bowl and give it a good stir to blend everything evenly.
4 Let salsa sit for at least 15 - 30 minutes (I prefer to refrigerate it over night) so that cranberries soften up and the flavors can be absorbed.
5 Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Gauging by how my family is nibbling away on this salsa, I think this one is another success and I hope I can save enough to bring over to our friends' house later today!
Thank you all for popping in today and throughout the year, for following me and my crafting adventures, for buying some of my patterns, for taking one of my classes, and for being virtual and not so virtual friends.
I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and Happy Crafting!