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Fresh Cranberry-Jalapeno Salsa

Offer this tangy, spicy raw relish as an alternative to traditional cranberry sauce for those who want to add a little zip to their turkey. Make this the day before so the flavors can mingle.

Serves 8
Ready in 130 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Chill time 120 mins
120 calories per serving


> 1 jalapeno pepper
> 1 (12 oz) bag fresh cranberries
> 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
> 1 cup sugar
> 2 tsp lime zest
> 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Cut the stem off the jalapeno and then cut 2 thin slices from the stem end. Set slices aside for garnish. Halve the jalapeno and remove the seeds. Mince finely and set aside.
Place half the cranberries and half the onion in food processor container. Process until mixture is evenly chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with remaining cranberries and onion.
Stir in sugar, lime zest and all but 2 tbsp cilantro. Add half the minced jalapeno and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper and as much more jalapeno as desired. Cover and chill. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and reserved jalapeno slices before serving.

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