Cranberry Pear Salsa

November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

As my mom and I were discussing the menu for Thanksgiving dinner I realized that most of the dishes we are making are on the heavy side. It’s no wonder we all slip into food induced comas every year! This got me thinking of an appetizer I could serve for everyone to graze on while the turkey is baking that won’t make us overly stuffed before dinner time (this happens to me every year). Along side the usual cheese and nut platter, I found a recipe for Cranberry Pear Salsa. This recipe comes from How Sweet It Is. I made it today (trial run) and I must say it is delicious. It has the perfect amount of sweet and spicy. Also, I love the idea of serving it with blue corn tortilla chips. Turkey day is right around the corner, hope ya’ll are ready.

Cranberry Pear Salsa

makes about 1 1/2 cups of salsa

1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries

1 anjou pear, peeled and chopped

1 large apple, peeled and chopped

1/4 red onion, chopped

1/2 jalapeno, chopped

1/3 cup fresh cilantro

the juice of two limes

the juice of one orange

4 tablespoons honey

1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and season with additional salt or honey if desired.

Note: this salsa can be very TART depending on your cranberries. Don’t be afraid to add more honey, salt or even a few spoonfuls of sugar (yes, sugar!) to the mix.

Image Source: How Sweet It Is


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