Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. While there may be a little fuss with putting together a great meal, there's no gifts to buy, cards to send, or candy laying around. It's simply about spending time with family and giving thanks to all the wonderful people we love. Sadly, it's not always possible to travel to be with family, so I have to bring our family to us in other ways. Making recipes that I would typically enjoy with them helps make me feel like I'm home for the holidays.
I thought I'd share one of my favorite holiday appetizers compliments of my Aunt Laura, Fresh Cranberry Salsa. This is one of the most delicious salsas you'll ever eat! It's packed full of fresh fruits and vegetables and has a sweet, yet tangy flavor.
1 bag (12oz) fresh or frozen cranberries (no need to thaw)
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into eight pieces
1/2 large red pepper cut into large chunks
1/2 medium red onion cut into large chunks
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup apple juice
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp chopped pickled jalapeno pepper
1 tsp grated lime zest
Place all ingredients into a large food processor and pulse until desired consistency is reached. Serve with tortilla chips. The lime tortilla chips go great with this salsa adding a little more zing to each bite.