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Cranberry condiment recipes

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Seasonal salsa and mustard

Fun, seasonal twists on salsa and mustard with the addition of cranberries.


Cranberries are an underrated winter gem. Give them some love outside of the standard sauce with these condiment ideas. The cranberry apple salsa is great with chips or even on top of fish. The cranberry mustard makes a great sandwich spread (think leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches) or use it as a marinade with some baked chicken. So many options!


Cranberry mustard

Seasonal salsa and mustard

Yields about 1-1/2 cups


  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown mustard seeds
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Bring red wine vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the mustard seeds, remove from heat and let sit covered for about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a blender and add the water, Worcestershire sauce and cranberries.
  4. Blend until the mixture is mostly smooth.
  5. Return the mixture to the saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-low heat and let cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the spices and the sugar and mix until combined.
  7. Simmer the mustard for another 10 minutes over low heat.
  8. Transfer to a glass jar or container and let cool.

Cranberry apple salsa

Seasonal salsa and mustard

Yields about 1-1/2 cups


  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • juice of 1/2 orange
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until you reach a chunky but blended consistency.
  2. Garnish with jalapeño slices and/or cilantro.

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