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Cranberry Salsa

What you need: 

4 green onions
1 small white onion
2 jalapenos
6 serrano peppers
2 (14 ounce) cans whole cranberry sauce
2 limes, juiced
2 (8 ounce) containers vegan cream cheese

What you do: 

1. In food processor, chop up onions and peppers. Move this mixture to a large bowl.
2. Add the cranberry sauce and stir it all up. Once everything is combined really well, squeeze the limes over it and stir again.
3. Refrigerate this for at least 1 hour before serving. It's much tastier cold.
4. Serve with vegan cream cheese and vegan crackers.
I like to spread the cream cheese onto my cracker then top it with salsa. Some people like to dump the salsa over the cream cheese on the plate.

Preparation Time: 
20 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I can't imagine using all the peppers that are called for. I used two cans of cranberry sauce just to temper down one jalapeno and one serrano.  What i DID find though is that this is better the second day, so if possible, i would suggest making this the night before to give the flavors a chance to marry.  It IS quite addictive though ;)b

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Once again, delicious!  Tis the season for this recipe, vegwebbers--make this!

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This is really yummy which is great because i was planning on bringing this over for thanksgiving :) i made my own cranberry sauce (didn't use canned) http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=12619.0 (i doubled it) yummy!

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sooooo GOOD!

definetly making this for family get togethers to impress them all!!

it wasn't too spicy at all, but i deseeded all the peppers.

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I decided to solve my spice problem by chopping up one jalapeno and one poblano (I halfed the recipe). It didn't go well. There was no spice AT ALL, which made it too sweet and onion-y. But I think this salsa deserves a second chance, so next time I'm going to:
1. try using the hotter peppers, guess I'll just have to taste-test as I go along
2. make my own cranberry sauce so I can leave out the extra sugar
3. skip the white onion
4. not serve the salsa over the cream cheese, as that got really watery and icky and added to the sweetness
5. add more lime juice

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what about using ordinary Bell Peppers?

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Does anyone have suggestions of milder peppers I could substitute for the jalapenos & serranos?  I'm very sensitive to spice and even a seeded jalapeno is too hot for me, but I still want it to be somewhat spicy, just scaled down to my tastebuds!

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Thank you!! I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit!  I served it with wheat thins and some random cinnamon crackers I found, as well as some Tofutti.  The Tofutti was the only issue because a non-veg* called me out, but the salsa was honestly incredible!  I definitely agree with making it the day of (can't remember if that comment was here or in the thread,) as the following day, it tastes very onion-y.  It's not bad the next day if you like onions, but I don't know how well it would go over with your guests. :)  I tried to omit most of the seeds from the peppers due to the tastes of who I was serving, however, you can definitely get away with adding more seeds and still have it not be too spicy.  I will definitely make this again and thank you so much!!!

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have to add to the raving reviews..
made this last night for a thanksgiving potluck and it was the highlight of the meal (far outshone the turkey!)  i didn't add the white onion and used jalapenos and chipotle peppers, which i added to a homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest.  i served it with homemade baked pita triangles and served it on tofutti cream cheese.  no one even cared to ask what it was and i'm sure not one of them realised it was vegan :)
definitely a good thing to make if you enjoy receiving tonnes of complements on your cooking.  i was even told by some it was the best thing they ever tasted!

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I made this again for Christmas dinner (we celebrated early), this time using about 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and 1/3 can of diced green chiles instead of the jalapenos and serranos. I still halved it, and this time did not serve it with cream cheese. It was very good, although next time I might go for chipotles and jalapenos. While everyone liked it, I think they are confused by it - people expect plain ol' cranberry sauce, and are surprised when it is smoky/spicy. This is something to serve to more open-minded crowds. But very yummy nonetheless! :-)

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