This post is sponsored by the Wente Vineyards but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
This Cranberry Salsa Recipe is easy, fresh, delicious, and can be made in 5 minutes!
Cranberry Salsa Recipe
I love all things salsa and because those tart little cranberries are in season, now is the perfect opportunity to make this Cranberry Salsa Recipe. This salsa is a little sweet, a little tart, a little spicy, and a lot of GOOD!
I recently did some holiday entertaining and made this for my guests. It was a huge hit. The Cranberry Salsa paired lovely with the Morning Fog and River Ranch Chardonnay.
The 2014 Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay received a 90 points Wine Enthusiast score. I know why. It was clean, smooth, light, crisp, and a bit fruity. Because of it’s lightness, it is a perfect bottle for entertaining because it compliments the food and does not overpower it. All of my guests enjoyed it.
We also enjoyed the Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay. It is a nice complex wine with notes of vanilla and spice combined with depthful accents of fruit. Both Chardonnays will make a lovely hostess gift for your next holiday party. If you are really in the giving spirit, you can send me another bottle of each also….. Ha! Ha!
The cranberry salsa is delicious by itself, but it is also nice over cream cheese. Serving it over cream cheese makes a beautiful holiday display and the cream cheese and crackers compliment the Wente Vineyard wines.
The best thing about the Cranberry Salsa (other than it tastes so darn good) is that your throw it all in a food processor and it is made in literally 5 minutes. You can serve it immediately, but it is best to let it set in the refrigerator for 4 hours or more to allow the flavors to build. With all the holiday preparations going on, isn’t it nice to have an easy recipe to have on hand? You are welcome! xoxo
Wente Vineyards is home to an AMAZING gourmet restaurant, tasting rooms, and a beautiful concert venue. I would LOVE to visit it myself in California. Maybe if l put it on my Christmas list Santa will take care of me? I have been pretty good this year. One can hope.
Try this recipe out, tell me how you like it. If you love it, please share with your friends! Enjoy!
Cranberry Salsa Recipe
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 1/2 red onion
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 green onions
- 1 cup or large bunch of cilantro remove any long stems
- 3 jalapeños
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 lime
- 1 orange
- salt to taste
- Peel and quarter onion.
- Core and quarter Granny Smith Apple.
- Remove seeds from jalapeños.
- In a food processor, add cranberries, apple, red onion, sugar, green onions, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeños.
- Juice lime and orange.
- Add to juice to cranberry salsa and stir.
- Salt to taste.
- Store in refrigerator 4 hours or more to allow flavors to fully build and serve with chips or on cream cheese with crackers.