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Cranberry Lime Salsa “Wows” Your Senses!

Have I told you how much I love summer yet? Swimming (whether in a pool or at the beach), warm weather, working in the garden, and slower school (and life) schedules, to say nothing about the foods: the smell and taste of grilled meats and veggies, ice-cold teas and lemonade, luscious berries, juicy watermelons, tart citrus fruits…the list goes on and on.

Well, in honor of summer, I thought I’d re-share this blast from the past goodie from our site. I STILL (over 2 years later) absolutely drool at this salsa recipe, and it’s always been a hit with anybody else who’s tried it.

So…here it is, friends. And you’re welcome 😉

Cranberry lime salsa adds a unique and uncommon flavor to a traditional salsa recipe. This is a perfect party addition to a summer get together!

In all honesty, I have to thank a Facebook friend for this absolutely AMAZING salsa recipe!  I wish I had invented this, but…well, who cares?  I found it and I’m in love!

This mouth-watering concoction will appeal to your tastebuds on oh-so-many levels: tangy lime…that bit of a “kick” it leaves (not overpowering, but still there)…the cilantro bite…the Mexican-food feel…the surprising sweet/tart from cranberries…  GAH!  This has just about every corner covered to a novice “foodie”!  Where has it been all my life?!

Cranberry-Lime Salsa


  • 1 10-ox can of Rotel tomatoes (I used mild ’cause my family isn’t into super-hot…)
  • 1 28-oz can of chopped tomatoes, with juice
  • 1/4-1/2 cup red onion
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cilantro (it’s SO worth it to grow this in your kitchen herb garden)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove minced garlic (this one is my favorite!)
  • 1 T sugar
  • salt
  • 1/2-3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 whole jalapeno, chopped without seeds (optional, if you like extra heat)


Throw all the ingredients into a food processor (a thoughtful Christmas present from my kiddos) and whirl away.  Best if refrigerated overnight before serving.  Kick back and eat in awe!

My favorite part of this recipe is that it’s so EASY! (And you know we’re into easy, right?!)   Whip a batch of this up the night before you have a meeting or party, grab a bag of taco chips at the store, and you’re ready to GO!  And don’t hesitate to share the recipe…unless you want to be the hit of the party 😉

Have fun!

Do you have a favorite summer recipe to share? Share it below in the comments – we’d all love to hear about it! 

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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8 Responses to Cranberry Lime Salsa “Wows” Your Senses!

  1. Farrah August 1, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    Love this idea! I never would’ve thought to put cranberry into salsa! 😀

    • Pat August 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Neither did I till my friend told me about it. It’s absolutely LOVELY!! 🙂 OK, not really, more like addicting – LOL 😉

  2. Michelle July 31, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    I never would have put cranberry and lime together but it sounds wonderful!! I love both flavors! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY!

    • Pat July 31, 2015 at 9:48 am #

      And thanks for hosting! Yes, Michelle it. is. aMAzing!! 🙂

  3. Sarah July 31, 2015 at 8:54 am #

    Two things I love that I can honestly say I haven’t had together. Sounds interesting, I’ll have to try it.

    • Pat July 31, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

      Well, I’d have to encourage you to try it! I hope you won’t be disappointed 😉

  4. Annmarie July 31, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    This sounds delish! I would have never thought to combine cranberry and lime…not sure why, it is a delicious combo!

    • Pat July 31, 2015 at 9:17 am #

      Oh my goodness, Annmarie, it IS!! Kinda addicting too (sheepish grin)! I love both flavors…and together?! Let me know what YOU think when you try it!!

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