Cranberry Salsa with Tree Chips


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Serves 4 cups Salsa-26 chips | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 8 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I found this recipe in a magazine about 5 years ago. I made it as gifts for my friends and co-workers. I have people call me for it every year even though I don't work with them any more. Over the years, I have changed up the recipe to make it "My Way" and I think it tastes better than the original recipe! It is bright and festive, tastes great so I decided to add it here so I can share it with my new friends!


Ingredients You'll Need

Cranberry Salsa:
1 bag (12 ounces) Fresh or Frozen Cranberries (no need to thaw)
2 Granny Smith Apples (small size), peeled, cored, cut in large chunks
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
1/3 medium red onion
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 Jalapeno pepper, cut in half and de-seeded
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 cup orange juice
Optional:
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice

Chips:
1 package (14 ozs) Spinach Tortillas


Directions

Salsa:


Put cranberries in food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a large glass bowl (the mixture will stain a plastic bowl). Put apple, ginger, red onion, cilantro leaves, and jalapeno in food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Transfer mixture to the bowl containing the cranberries, and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients (sugar, juice and zest) until blended. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours (this will let the flavors all meld together and release the fruit juices). Stir well and transfer to jars with lids and refrigerate.


Chips: Heat oven to 375 degrees. Using a cookie cutter (3 inch cutter) cut 6 trees from each tortilla. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until crisp. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with salsa.


You can store chips in plastic bags or small treat bags and give as gifts with the salsa.


Planning tip: The Salsa and chips can be made and packaged up to 2 weeks ahead. Store chips at room temperature.


Party serving tip: Use a package of low fat cream cheese softened, cup up and place on serving dish, cover with 1 cup or more of the salsa. Serve with fresh veggies, crackers, or tree chips.


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