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Cranberry Christmas Salsa

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 3 Cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Diet: Vegan


Festive, flavorful, and fast, this simple Cranberry Christmas Salsa is an amazing appetizer for your holiday table.



Base Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries, finely chopped *
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (+/-)
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, finely chopped *
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely diced small cucumbers
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (+/-)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice (+/-)
  • Pinch to ¼ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

Serving Ideas:

  • Tortilla chips


  1. Place the fresh cranberries into a food processor, process for about 10 seconds to finely chop. Be careful, do not overprocess.  Place into a large bowl.
  2. Add all the remaining Base Ingredients into the bowl with the chopped cranberries. Mix well to evenly distribute.  Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes, then serve.
  3. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  Makes 3 cups.