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The beginning of a year is the perfect time for a fresh start. A change in eating habits, more exercise, life goals, and more relaxation always seem to be on the top of our priorities list. I try and keep these priorities not as only “new year” goals but all year-long goals because they are all such a part of healthy living. Eating well shouldn’t seem like an effort, because, as well know, if it is a lot of effort or sacrifice, it’s hard to maintain. Having the right flavors can make all the difference. That is why I am obsessed with this cranberry salsa. With no added fat and just a small amount of sugar, this is a no-guilt snack I enjoy all the time.

Serve this salsa with sliced turnip, zucchini, or sliced cucumber instead of chips for a seriously low-calorie and low-carb snack. But it is amazing with tortilla chips as well.

Spice up your next party or snack time with this simple salsa that packs a punch of flavor. No one will guess it could be so healthy!

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Watch how to make this cranberry salsa

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White bowl filled with red colored cranberry salsa with chips and sliced vegetables all around

Healthy Cranberry Salsa

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When it's the new year, there's always room for one or two more healthy recipes to keep those New Year's resolutions alive! This healthy cranberry salsa is a tasty spin on the classic dip. Made with tart cranberries, cilantro, and peppers, it's a somewhat spicy dip that is delicious served with so many things: vegetables, chips, or as a sauce. No matter how you eat it, you're going to love it!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings


  • 3 jalapeños (seeded for less heat)
  • 1 bunch green onions (whites and light greens only)
  • 1 bunch cilantro (leaves stripped from stems)
  • 1 12-oz package fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp salt (more to taste)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 lemons freshly squeezed (or limes)


  • Coarsely chop and seed the jalapeños into a food processor. I keep the seeds intact of two peppers for heat. Add chopped onion, cilantro leaves, whole cranberries, salt, sugar, and lemon juice. Don't worry about nicely chopping or dicing – the food processor will do it for you.
    3 jalapeños (seeded for less heat), 1 bunch green onions (whites and light greens only), 1 bunch cilantro (leaves stripped from stems), 1 12-oz package fresh cranberries, 2 tsp salt (more to taste), 1 tsp sugar, 2 lemons
  • Pulse 5-6 times to incorporate. Scrape down sides of the processor and continue to pulse to achieve a good texture. I like this to be a little more coarse than a normal tomato salsa, about 5-7 more pulses. Spoon into a serving dish and enjoy!


Serving: 1tbspCalories: 9kcalCarbohydrates: 2.3gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 194.4mgPotassium: 21.9mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3.4IUVitamin C: 5.8mgCalcium: 2.2mgIron: 0mg
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southwestern
Difficulty Easy
Method Mixing

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  1. This would be perfect for Super Bowl coming up. Now it’s January. Hoping I can find fresh cranberries. Looks delicious and so healthy.

  2. This is such a great recipe, it is easy and has so much flavor. I tend to be picky about flavors and certain fruits and vegetables, but this recipe captures all the flavors of a salsa. Thanks for sharing! I will be making this again soon.