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Fast and Easy Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Thanksgiving Side: Fresh Cranberry Salsa

We're not one to veer too far away from turkey day traditions, but one Thanksgiving trend we're completely on board with this year is the concept of a lighter cranberry sauce.

If the idea of jelly from a can or a heavy, thick cranberry sauce doesn't float your boat this year — or if you just want to bring a new cranberry perspective to the table! — consider opting for cranberry salsa instead. All you need are 15 minutes, fresh cranberries, lime, jalapeño, and sugar, and you've got a Thanksgiving side that everyone'll be asking about. With its clean, tart flavors and addictive heat, the salsa cuts right through mashed potatoes, bacon-studded brussels sprouts, gravy, and all the other heavy, rich foods on the table.

Curious yet? Get the cranberry salsa recipe here.

Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Fresh Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Ingredients

1 lb. fresh cranberries, halved
6 tablespoons sugar
1 jalapeño, minced
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 2 limes)
Sea salt, to taste
Green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish (optional)

Directions

For salsa with a kick, throw in the whole jalapeño; remove the ribs, veins, and seeds of the pepper for a milder version.

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients together, stirring to combine; season with kosher salt to taste. Return to refrigerator for at least one hour to allow salsa flavors to meld together. Garnish with green onions and serve.

Makes about 4-1/2 cups.

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