Trina’s cranberry salsa is perfect for your Thanksgiving table. This fresh cranberry salsa is not too sweet and just a touch spicy. I use monk fruit sweetener to make my salsa low carb, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!
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Trina’s cranberry salsa I’ve made it many times over the years for Thanksgiving and I’m sure I’ll make it again this year. When she first told me about the fresh cranberry salsa she’s been making for years, I was skeptical until she gave me the ingredients list.
But the combination of fresh cranberries with cilantro, scallions, lime juice and jalapeños had many of my favorite flavors.
And it’s easy to switch out sugar for a low-carb sweetener in your fresh cranberry salsa recipe, and as soon as you taste it. Trina’s cranberry salsa I knew it would be a must-have for Thanksgiving. I hope you have time to grab some cranberries and make this salsa!
What are the ingredients needed for this recipe?
Can you make this cranberry salsa without coriander?
If your taste buds don’t enjoy the flavor of fresh coriander, use thinly sliced green onions in this recipe.
How to use cranberry salsa?
How to reduce sugar in cranberry salsa?
Cranberry salsa cannot be a sugar-free recipe because cranberries contain natural sugar.but i use monk fruit sweetener (affiliate link) Low sugar. Also, with an approved sweetener, you’re actually eating less carbs because you’re not eating a lot of carbs! It’s definitely a delicious flavor, so don’t put it in the same category as sweet cranberry sauce.
Can Trina’s Cranberry Salsa be frozen?
I was so excited when I discovered that this fresh cranberry salsa freezes well.I now freeze some of it all the time and make cranberry salsa cream cheese appetizers in December!
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To make Trina’s Cranberry Salsa:
(Scroll down to see the full recipe with nutritional information.)
- Start with 12 oz. A bag of cranberries that you can see at any store this time of year!
- surely wear rubber gloves This is because when you cut a jalapeno in half and scrape out the seeds, it’s not fun to get tiny seeds on your hands or rub your eyes.
- You can also use a few teaspoons green tabasco sauce (affiliate link) instead of jalapeño.
- When you start processing the cranberries, prepare chopped cilantro (if using), chopped green onions, and chopped jalapenos.
- Chop a whole bag of cranberries in a food processor, or Trina says you can use a blender.i am mine cuisinart food processor (affiliate link).
- I chopped the cranberries first, then added the sweetener and pulsed them a few more times.
- Then add chopped cilantro, chopped scallions, chopped jalapenos, lime juice, and olive oil and stir until all ingredients are chopped and well blended.
- Chill salsa for several hours or overnight before serving.
- I promise all your guests will devour this!
More delicious ideas with cranberries:
One 12 oz.bag fresh cranberries
3/4 cup monk fruit sweetener (see note)
3/4 cup green onion slices
3/4 cup chopped coriander or more sliced green onions
2 fresh jalapenos, seeded and chopped (see notes)
Olive oil 1T
1T freshly squeezed lime juice (see note)
- Chop the leeks and coriander.
- Then put on rubber gloves to chop the jalapenos. Be careful not to touch your face or eyes or squirt juice. (I also don’t put jalapeno seeds in the waste, as the smoke from grinding can irritate my eyes. If you’re worried about handling jalapenos, I’ve had good luck with this green tabasco sauce (affiliate link).
- Place cranberries in food processor or blender and pulse until partially finely chopped.
- Add your favorite sweetener and pulse a few more times to combine.
- Add sliced green onions, chopped coriander (if using), chopped jalapenos (or green tabasco sauce), olive oil, and lime juice.
- Pulse until all ingredients are chopped and mixture is well blended. (If you’re not sure whether to use two jalapenos, add one and taste the mixture before adding the other.
- Place the mixture in a glass or plastic container, cover tightly, and chill for several hours or overnight.
- If you end up with leftovers, this freezes very well!
i would use monk fruit sweetener (affiliate link) For this reason, use your favorite sweetener.
If you want to make this easier, use green tabasco sauce (affiliate link) Instead of fresh jalapenos.
I used fresh frozen lime juice for this recipe.
Nutritional information based on 1/4 cup serving size.
The recipe is from my friend Trina, who gave it to me from my friend Georgianna.
Nutrition Facts Table:
Amount Per Serving:
calorie: 47Total Fat: 2gsaturated fat: 0gTrans fat: 0gUnsaturated fat: 1gcholesterol: 0mgsodium: 3mgcarbohydrate: 8gfiber: 2gsugar: 4gprotein: 0g
The Recipe Plug-In I use automatically calculates nutritional information. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy as many variables affect the calculations.
Low Carb / Low Glycemic / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Trina’s Cranberry Salsa does contain fruit, so it’s obviously loaded with carbs, but when you review the nutrition information, a moderate portion of this cranberry salsa made with approved sweeteners, fortunately. You’ll find that it’s not a carb splurge. Limited to Phase 2 or 3 of the original South Beach Diet.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
I’ve made this recipe almost every Thanksgiving since it was first posted in 2011. Details were last updated in 2022.
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