Cranberry Salsa Dip with Cream Cheese
1 (12-ounce bag) or 3 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 small (approximately 2 tablespoons) jalapeno chile peppers, cored, seeded and minced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
2 tablespoons finely-grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
Rinse, drain, and pick over cranberries, (discarding all that are soft or bruised). Place them in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped but not mushy.
Place crushed cranberries in a bowl; mix together with green onions, jalapeno peppers, sugar, cilantro leaves, ginger, and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors develop (salsa will be too sharp and tart to begin with).
On a serving plate, place cream cheese; cover with the dip. Garnish, if desired, and served with crackers or tortillas chips.
I make this for Thankgiving and Christmas because I love it so much. I would highly recommend making this, I am sure it will be a big hit with your guests.
So what else is on your Thanksgiving menu! I can’t believe it is almost here!
My menu looks like:
Maple bacon and apple sausage stuffing/dressing whatever you want to call it
Cranberries- seriously I make the bet cranberries ever so if you are looking for a recipe for cranberry sauce comment here and if I get some comments I will post it!
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Green beans with homemade mushroom gravy- I like anything homemade better
The cranberry salsa above
Pumpkin pie with a walnut brownsugar topping and grahamn cracker crust… seriously bomb!!
So that is about it and I get to do it 1.5 times… once in SoCal and a smaller scale one home with a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey just so I can have leftovers for sandwiches. I love me some Thanksgiving sandwiches… rolls, mashed taters, turkey, cranberries and stuffing all on the roll…. Yummmmm!
I am making myself hungry but anyways seriously you need to try this recipe it is the best!
Here are some Turkey Day Pictures from last year!
|Green Bean Casserole|
|Herb Garlic Butter Beautiful Birdie|