Cranberry Salsa Over Cream Cheese

Introduced with probably the sexiest food photo I've ever taken, this cranberry salsa over cream cheese recipe from What's Cooking America is a delicious, tangy yet sweet treat for the holidays!

Cranberry Salsa Over Cream Cheese

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Cranberries and/or cilantro sprigs for garnish

Takes 4 H 20 min, serves 1 1/2 cups.

Instructions

  1. Rinse, drain, and pick over cranberries, discarding all that are soft or bruised.
  2. Place the cranberries in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped but not mushy.
  3. Place chopped cranberries in a bowl; mix together with onions, jalapeno peppers, sugar, cilantro leaves, ginger and lemon juice.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors develop (salsa will be too sharp and tart to begin with).

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