Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 4~ Cranberry Salsa

Okay so this one sounds weird but it is seriously delicious!
My wonderful friend Carrie is one of the best cooks I've ever met. 
 She brought this over for us as a sweet Christmas treat
 and I admit I was skeptical and then I devoured most of it.....
Yup, "Lay off, man, I'm STARVING! [ pause ] Diet starts Monday!"
Sorry couldn't resist a bit of Chris Farley!

3 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed, drained (pick out any bruised or mushy ones)
1/4 cup green onions
2 small jalapeno peppers (seeds & ribs removed...
if you like it hot leave in some seeds, I probably leave in 1/8 tsp seeds.)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 T. very finely grated fresh ginger (can substitute 1/4 tsp. ground ginger)
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
2 8 oz. cubes Cream Cheese
Ritz Crackers

Place all the ingredients except the lemon juice and cream cheese
 into a food processor and mix until well chopped. 
Stir the lemon juice into the salsa. 
 Refrigerate for a few hours before serving to marry the flavors. 
There is enough salsa for 2 cubes of cream cheese. 
Serve by placing one of the softened cream cheese cubes on a
serving plate then pour 1/2 the salsa over the top. 
Have plenty of Ritz crackers on hand for dipping!

I actually put everything in the food processor and
I added the salt which can be omitted. 
The salt really helps bring out the flavors though.
You want the consistency to be really fine~
It's so good so enjoy!
Candace and I were busy in the kitchen this afternoon making a few more
recipes to share, so stay tuned to see what's next!

1 comment:

autumn said...

i just made this same dip, and it is SO yummy! i was also a bit put off when i heard the ingredients, but man, is it good!

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