Hello! I just wanted to pop in today to share a fun and festive appetizer with you. If you’re gearing up for entertaining this week or you need an easy and delicious idea for something to bring with you to a holiday party, consider making this cranberry avocado salsa!
Cranberry Avocado Salsa
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1 jalapeño, minced
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 2 ripe avocados, cut into quarter-inch pieces
- 3/4 cup cranberries, halved
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Salt and ground pepper to taste
- In a bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, red onion, and jalapeño. Season with ground pepper.
- Add in the remaining ingredients (avocados, cranberries, and cilantro), and mix well. Add a pinch of salt and more ground pepper if needed.
If this recipe looks familiar to you, it’s because I’ve posted it before. However, since Tim and I recently perfected the original recipe by making a few tweaks, I wanted you guys to have the updated version. The previous one did not call for the jalapeño, although if you are sensitive to heat you could still leave it out or you could de-seed the jalapeno. De-seeding it lessens how spicy the dish is while still adding depth of flavor, if that makes sense. We also increased the amount of cilantro used and added an extra seasoning step. Just consider it part of my recipe redo efforts. Plus, the former pictures were just terrible.
The red from the cranberries and the green from the avocados makes this salsa the perfect starter at your Christmas party. The flavors pair nicely together, and it’s a dish that never lets us down. It always gets a lot of attention wherever we bring it. The last time we made this was for our friends’ housewarming party, and they actually used some of the leftovers to top chicken lunches the next week. I thought that was a great idea and can’t wait to try that next.
If you are serving a crowd, I recommend doubling or tripling the ingredient quantities provided and bringing along some type of pita bread or chip to dip with it. My favorite brand of tortilla and pita chips to serve for a healthier option is Way Better Snacks because of the better for you ingredients they use. Even Tim, the world’s biggest regular potato chip lover, enjoys Way Better Snacks. I consider it a win that I tricked him into actually enjoying a snack made of sprouted grains.
Hope some of you will give this one a go this week and love it as much as we do.
What are your favorite festive foods?
For more food inspiration for this week, check out the recipe round-up I posted last year with festive holiday eats!