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Cranberry Salsa Recipe
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5 from 4 votes

Cranberry Salsa Recipe

This cranberry salsa recipe combines tart cranberries with lots of herbs, sweet honey, citrus and jalapeno for the best cranberry salsa for the holidays.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salsa
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, cranberry, holiday, jalapeno, recipe, salsa, spicy
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 128kcal


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 3 jalapeno peppers finely chopped
  • 1 shallot minced
  • ¼ cup green onion chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice from 1 small lime + some lime zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • First, add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Process the mixture until it is well combined.
  • Transfer the blended salsa to a large pan. Heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes to soften up the ingredients.
  • Transfer to a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  • Add to a bowl, seal and refrigerate at least 1 hour to let the flavors mingle. It is better to let it sit overnight.


Heat Level: Medium-Low. You'll get a bit of a kick from the jalapenos, but this isn't overly spicy. For a hotter salsa, add more jalapenos or introduce a serrano pepper or two, or even a habanero. For a milder salsa, skip the jalapenos and go with a bell pepper.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg