Best. Thanksgiving. Appetizer. Ever.

Mmm… Cranberries!

I got this recipe years ago from my former officemate, Mary. I’ve brought it to more than a few holiday parties since then, and it is pretty much always a hit. I’ve been wanting to share it here for a while, and figured today was a the prefect day to post it, since it’s the big weekend for pre-Thanksgiving grocery shopping. Enjoy!

Cranberry Salsa

1 ½ cups cranberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 scallions, chopped
½ cup cilantro
juice and zest of one lime
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
2 teaspoon chopped, fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt

Chop in food processor. Let flavors blend for an hour or more. Serve with brie or Camembert and water crackers. (Also good on a turkey sandwich!)

10 thoughts on “Best. Thanksgiving. Appetizer. Ever.

  1. Wendy November 17, 2007 / 11:15 am

    FINALLY! I’ve been craving this for YEARS, and keep forgetting to ask you for the recipe. Thanks!

  2. MsP November 18, 2007 / 9:18 am

    I’m intrigued! I’ve never seen cranberries used like that – I’m going to have to give it a try. When I get back, of course. My family already thinks I’m some kind of crazy “gourmet” cook.

  3. LJ November 19, 2007 / 4:45 pm

    Mmmmm this looks delicious! Will have to give it a go.

  4. Karen November 21, 2007 / 4:11 pm

    Are the cranberries dried or fresh?

  5. Sweetpea November 21, 2007 / 4:19 pm

    Thanks, all, for the comments. I hope you all like it as much as I do!

    Karen, the cranberries need to be fresh. I don’t think it would work with dried at all, though I have never tried.

  6. Karen November 21, 2007 / 4:53 pm

    Thanks- I’ll have to try this. It sounds like fun!

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