Get In My Belly: Cranberry Salsa

Even though the days of fresh summer garden veggies have long gone to frost, you can still enjoy this amazing salsa on Tuesday Taco night (doesn’t everyone eat tacos on Tuesdays?) and be reminded of warmer days.  This recipe was stolen from a dear friend.  You’ll be glad I did the pilfering because this salsa will rock your socks.


  • 1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce (or, make your own, which is unlikely)
  • 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained and cut into chunks (I use 3/4 can to cut the sweetness factor of the salsa a bit)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4-5 jalapenos, mostly seeded and diced
  • sweet corn (just because we have some frozen from this summer – it’s optional)
  • squirt of lime juice
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (don’t be shy and load up)
  • salt & pepper to taste

The recipe also calls for pecans, but I’ve never had them on hand and I still like the way it turns out.  Another great addition would be chopped green pepper.


1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and serve with chips, or on tacos, or taco salad, or nachos, or on chicken, or on regular salad in place of dressing, or with fish, or with rice, or spoon it directly into your mouth.  If you have the capability to think ahead (not I, no sir), make this a few hours ahead of time (or even better, overnight) so all of the flavors “get along” just like Rodney would have wanted them to.

16 thoughts on “Get In My Belly: Cranberry Salsa

  1. This cranberry salsa is seriously delicious. Every time we make a batch, we start eating it with chips, and end up just spooning it into our mouths. A full batch is lucky to last through the night.

  2. Just read your comment on my most recent post. I hope you still do your buffalo chicken recipe. There are so many variations of if. My friend makes one with Ranch dressing. My mom adds celery to hers. Looking forward to learning how you concoct yours. 😉 Also–ever heard of buffalo chicken soup? A friend just sent that recipe to me. Wowza!

  3. Would love to try this recipe for work some time. Souds delish although I can’t imagine 4-5 jalepenos…..FIRE in the tummy. Hugs mamap

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