Fast forward to December 2012, Gayle emails this recipe and a few days later I happen to drive by Festive Kitchen and there is a “Cranberry Salsa is Here” sign. The inner skeptic gave way to the adventurous side (that’s a joke – I’m not so adventurous). With a raised eyebrow and hesitation from David, we tasted the seemingly odd combination of ingredients. We are now addicted converts.
Jump into the cranberry bog with us!
1. 3 cups fresh cranberries (approx. 1 bag), chopped coarsely or processed in Cuisinart
2. ½ cup sugar
3. ¼ cup orange juice
4. Orange zest
5. 1 t lemon juice
6. Jalapenos to taste, minced (at least 1)
7. 1-4 cloves garlic, minced
8. Cilantro, minced
9. Pita or tortilla chips
Mix all ingredients together and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Best if chilled overnight. Serve with either tortilla chips or plain salted pita chips.
Gaylealways doubles this recipe. She is an addict too.