Bring This to Thanksgiving Dinner and You’ll Be Everyone’s Favorite

Cranberries three ways -- salsa on the right.
Cranberries three ways — salsa on the right.

We’re a week out from Thanksgiving Eve, so it feels like the right time to re-share my all-time favorite seasonal appetizer recipe. Put this on your shopping list before you head out this weekend — it’s an easy, delicious way to make yourself a popular guest or host.

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 all ingredients together in food processor. Let flavors blend for an hour or more. Serve with brie and water crackers.


If this seems familiar, it’s because I originally posted it back in the first year of this blog’s existence as Best. Thanksgiving. Appetizer. Ever.

Recipe is courtesy of my former coworker/current friend Mary, who got it from… somewhere else.