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Fresh Cranberry Salsa Holiday Appetizer from One Lovely Life

Cranberry Salsa (Paleo & Vegan)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 cup salsa 1x


Fresh Cranberry Salsa (+A Fun Appetizer Idea!) – This cranberry salsa is the perfect holiday appetizer. It’s always a hit at parties! (Paleo or Vegan)


  • 1 (12oz) package of fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/31/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 12 Tbsp. finely minced jalapeno (start with 1 Tbsp.)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, or more to taste


  1. Put cranberries into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to break the cranberries down a bit, but don’t puree them. (see the video for a visual).
  2. Add onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, honey/agave, and salt.
  3. Pulse to combine everything and break it down, so the cranberries are finely minced. (I like some texture in my salsa, so I don’t puree the salsa.)
  4. Taste and add additional salt, honey, or cilantro as desired.


  • With chips or crackers as a dip.
  • Over grilled or cooked chicken
  • In tacos or over nachos
  • Spoon cranberry salsa over an 8oz block of cream cheese or dairy free cream cheese and serve with crackers.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cranberry salsa, cranberry salsa cream cheese, cranberry cream cheese appetizer