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Just like the past two years, I've decided to veer you away from cookies. Not to minimize the importance of cookies and desserts by any means (I sure do love all things chocolate), it's just that I like to be different. You know, offer a little variety.
I have to admit, this was my first time making cranberry jalapeño salsa, however I have eaten it many times (it's my mom's recipe) so I already knew it was awesome.
I did not make it because I wanted to eat it. It is just really important that you have a picture.
It's good with pretzels, by the way.
And tortilla chips.
And if you feel like having a spoonful just because it's that good, I won't hold it against you.
Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa
1 - 12oz bag of fresh cranberries
1 - bunch of green onions
1 - bunch of cilantro
2 or 3 - jalapeño peppers, seeded
Juice from one lime
Juice from one orange
3/4 Cup - Sugar
1 Tablespoon - olive oil
Chop the cranberries, onions, cilantro, and jalapeño peppers. Place them in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix. You can eat it right away, but I highly recommend letting the salsa sit overnight.
Words of advice:
1. Do not try to chop the cranberries with a knife (but if you want to, go for it). My mom uses a food processor, I used a manual food chopper like this one.
2. If you are not big on sugar, I think 1/2 a cup would suffice.
3. This is a mild salsa, if you want it to be hot, leave some of the jalapeño seeds.
4. Adding a bit of orange and/or lime zest might be something to think about. (Kicking myself for not trying it out)
That's it. So easy. And so good!
Now, I know you are all itching to move on the to next recipe so here's the list. Have fun!