Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fresh Cranberry Salsa With Cream Cheese Dip

Need something quick, inexpensive, and delicious to serve at your Holiday Parties or Holiday Meals?  Give this dip recipe a try.  Not only is it very flavorful, it is very festive looking.  The colors of the ingredients just pop.

I found this recipe on the "Our Best Bites" website.    I modified the recipe slightly.  I did not use all the onions they suggested.  I used 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup.  I am not a big fan of lots of onions in dip.  Just enough for flavor.  I also upped the salt by 1/4 teaspoon.  The recipe says to chill for at least two hours.  I found the longer the salsa chilled the flavors blended together nicely.

Finally just spread some cream cheese on a plate, top with your chilled salsa and your dip is ready. Serve with crackers and  Enjoy:)

Yes, there is cream cheese under the salsa

Fresh Cranberry Salsa With Cream Cheese Dip
From Our Best Bites, adapted by From My Southwest Kitchen

12 oz bag fresh cranberries, washed
2 jalapenos, minced (adjust according to taste)
1/4 cup sliced green onions, roughly chopped
1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves
1/2 tablespoon lime  juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, at room temperature


Place  cranberries, jalapenos, green onions and cilantro in a food processor and process until fine.  Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in lime juice, salt, and sugar.  Chill in fridge for about 2 hours or more.  To serve, spread cream cheese evenly in a pie plate or other shallow serving dish.  Spread salsa on top and serve with crackers.


  1. I would finish the whole bowl!! It looks so festive and tempting.

  2. Cranberry salsa…I'll have to give this a try. Love your hobnail plate.