Cranberry Sauce Salsa

Cranberry Sauce Salsa

Don't toss that little bit of cranberry sauce leftover from Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe, which we developed for a special kids' edition of The New York Times, calls for making it into a savory-sweet salsa that everyone will love. Just add some chopped fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro and jalapeño to prepared whole cranberry sauce (not the jellied stuff). Stir in some lime zest and juice, and a sprinkling of chile powder, cumin and cayenne. Serve with enchilada pie or tortilla chips, and consider stocking canned cranberry sauce in your cabinet all year long.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    In a medium bowl, combine cranberry sauce, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime zest and juice, chili powder, cumin and cayenne and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Step 2

    Allow to rest for at least 30 minutes so the flavors can meld. Serve with enchilada pie or with a bowl of tortilla chips.