Cranberry Salsa Dip ~ Take that leftover cranberry sauce, homemade or canned, and turn it into a dip that’s perfect for any game day nosh!
I love homemade cranberry sauce with my turkey. However, not everyone at my dinner table likes it.
Some years, I am left with maybe a teaspoon, and other years, I am only missing a tablespoon. This year falls in between. Five little mouths and two grown up ones left me with just a little over half of what I originally made.
There was no way I was going to consume the remaining sauce on its own, although my daughter might have, given the chance. I think she ate more cranberry sauce and turkey than any other offering at the table.
I set aside enough cranberry sauce to get me through some leftovers and sandwiches, then was still left with about a cup and a half.
What to do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce
What to do with that cup and half you may ask? Well, salsa is always the answer. Leftover cranberry sauce, a few other ingredients, a blender and some cream cheese and you, my friends, have a festive dip on your hands.
With it being the height of football season, there are plenty of games around the holidays where you can serve this holiday dish. It’s easy to convert it into a dip that everyone will love.
Plus this works well whether you use homemade or canned cranberry sauce.
I love cranberries in many different ways, and this Cranberry Salsa Dip is just one more way I get to enjoy this seasonal berry.
What other ways have you used up your leftover cranberry sauce? Maybe a smoothie? Or in a salad? How about a casserole? Share with me in the comments below how you’ve used up any leftovers of this holiday favorite.
Holiday Party Dips
Cranberry Salsa Dip
- 1 1/2 cups cranberry sauce
- 1 jalapeño; seeded , deveined, and diced (leave seeds if you like it HOT)
- 5 green onions , diced
- 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 clove garlic
- Pinch onion powder
- Salt/pepper to taste
- 8 oz pkg cream cheese; softened
Add all the ingredients except for the cream cheese to a blender, pulse or blend until smooth.
Allow to chill for one hour to over night.
Spread cream cheese on a platter or such.
Pour chilled salsa over cream cheese.
Serve with crackers and/or chips.