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Cranberry Christmas Salsa




12 ounces fresh cranberries
1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 to 2 tablespoons can diced jalapenos, drained
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Combine cranberries and 1 quart of water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute. Cranberries will begin to pop; do not overcook. All you need is for them to soften, not cook down. Drain. Let your cranberries cool before mixing in with the rest of the ingredients.
2. In a mixing bowl combine the garlic, jalapeno (start with 1 tablespoon and add more if you like it spicy), cilantro, scallions and cranberries. Mix by hand, squeezing some of the berries to a pulp and leaving the rest whole.
3. Add lime juice, sugar and salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve with chips, pita bread or festive crackers.


This recipe originally appeared in the December 2020 issue of Today in Mississippi and was included in Rebecca Turner's article "Plated with Rebecca Turner."

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