Fresh Cranberry Avocado Salsa

fresh cranberry avocado salsaHere is a fresh and different idea to add to your Thanksgiving dinner or simply enjoy it anytime.  The fresh, raw cranberries give this avocado salsa a festive touch and a delicious tart taste.

As I was making a fresh cranberry and roasted pineapple salsa a few weeks ago I thought that a version of this fresh salsa with avocados might be a great idea and I have to say that everyone loved it.  This would make a great side for your leftover turkey, you can add it to a tortilla to make some cranberry avocado tacos or just use it as a dip for chips as a snack while you watch the football game.   The best part is how easy this is to make.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

cranberry salsa ingredients


fresh cranberry avocado salsa
5 from 2 votes

Fresh Cranberry Avocado Salsa

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 fresh poblano chili
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups cranberries coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 cup Hass avocado chopped into cubes


  1. Char red bell pepper and fresh poblano chili on the grill or on the broiler until blackened on all sides.
  2. Enclose pepper and chili in paper bag. Let stand 10 minutes to steam.
  3. Peel, seed and chop pepper and chili.
  4. Mix sugar and orange juice in heavy large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
  5. Mix in chopped cranberries. Transfer mixture to large bowl.
  6. Mix roasted pepper and chili and grated orange peel into salsa.
  7. Toss avocado and lime juice.
  8. Mix in cilantro into salsa.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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11 thoughts on “Fresh Cranberry Avocado Salsa”

  1. This sounds so yummy, and healthy! And meat-free – yeah! I am going to mix some up and put it in some pita for lunch one day this week. Thanks!


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