Cranberry Lime Salsa

Almost everyone makes cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, but sometimes I like to switch it up and make something else with cranberries. Like this salsa recipe I am sharing with you today!  I love classic salsa, but fruit salsa can be delicious too! And why not use cranberries instead of the usual mangoes or pineapple. I like to use what is in season, and cranberries are widely available right now so they are perfect!  They have a nice tart sweet flavor, and they actually pair really well with the savory elements of salsa.  This is healthy and delicious, the perfect pre-Thanksgiving snack when paired with corn tortilla chips!

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



  1. In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, maple syrup, and water over medium heat.  Cook until the cranberries have popped, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.  Let cool completely in the refrigerator.
  2. Add the lime, onions, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro and sea salt and mix until well blended.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Snack

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy