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Cranberry Avocado Salsa

cranberry avocado salsa

One of our favorite avocado combinations - cranberry avocado salsa. Don't worry about the avocado going brown. It won't last that long!

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh or frozen cranberries (3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


1. Char bell peppers over a gas flame or in the broiler until the skin has blackened on all sides. Place charred peppers in a paper bag to steam off skin for about 10 minutes.

2. Peel, seed, and chop the pepper. 

3. Combine cranberries, sugar, and orange juice in processor. Using on/off turns, coarsely chop cranberries.Transfer to a medium bowl.

4. Add bell pepper, jalapeno, and orange peel. 

(Can be prepared 1 day ahead to this point. Cover and refrigerate.)

5. To serve, stir in the avocado and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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