Cranberry Salsa – Easy, only Two Ingredients!

This two ingredient easy cranberry salsa will be the hit of the dip table at your next party – and it takes less than five minutes to make!

This two ingredient easy cranberry salsa will be the hit of the dip table at your next party - and it takes less than five minutes to make! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I recently had the absolute pleasure of spending some time with the people behind Meijer™. They hosted a few bloggers to learn about their True Goodness™ by Meijer products and I had the pleasure of being one of those bloggers. The event was in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids was and always will be one my favorite cities. It’s always good to be in the place where I’ve spent the majority of my life.

This was a quick trip, and although I wasn’t able to see friends or family, it was still good to be “home.” I even made the trip feeling quite under the weather, but it really was an event that I wanted to attend so I sucked it up, took some DayQuil, and got on the road at 5 AM to drive across the state.

This two ingredient cranberry salsa will be the hit of the dip table at your next party - and it takes less than five minutes to make! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Why was it so worth it to me, you might be wondering? Well, I grew up shopping at Meijer. I still shop at Meijer. My kids love to ride on the 1 cent pony named Sandy. I grew up trick or treating at the Meijer house (we lived one street over) – I remember they would always hand out Purple Cow coupons – the ice cream shop that was in their stores is now a line of ice cream sold in their aisles.

My sister worked at Meijer for many years in their graphic design department. I really do love shopping at Meijer – the one-stop shopping model means I can get my groceries, but I can also grab some school supplies or some things to throw together a house-warming basket for a friend. I can pick up lightbulbs or shoes for the kids. I can get crayons. I can get N a Matchbox car…just because.

Photo Credit: Nate Totten

Photo Credit: Nate Totten

Meijer is in the process of merging their natural and organic lines into one cohesive brand called True Goodness by Meijer. It will contain both organic and non-organic items (which will be clearly labeled) but they will all be what they call “clean label food.” And it’s still all the food you love! I really like that they made this line super accessible and appealing to every type of eater.

It’s not just stuff that your mind instantly goes to when you think healthy: Quinoa, farro, things like that. There’s also organic macaroni and cheese. There are chips (yummy ones like the spinach and kale chips in these pictures), there is orange juice, salsa, cereal and more.

Photo Credit: Nate Totten

Photo Credit: Nate Totten

In two years, they’ll have over 450 different True Goodness by Meijer products on their shelves. All foods will be free of:

  • high fructose corn syrup
  • hydrogenated oils
  • food colorings
  • artificial food flavorings
  • artificial preservatives
  • antibiotics and steroids

Pretty great, right? I’m really excited about this line of products and I know that they’ll be finding their way into my grocery cart on a regular basis.

This two ingredient cranberry salsa will be the hit of the dip table at your next party - and it takes less than five minutes to make! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This easy cranberry salsa is made with two ingredients: whole berry cranberry sauce and True Goodness by Meijer Thick and Chunky Salsa. That’s it! It’s ridiculously easy to make and it’s the perfect sweet and savory blend. Piled on a salty chip, it’s pretty irresistible. I’m thinking it would be pretty awesome as an appetizer on Thanksgiving or Christmas. (The colors are perfect for Christmas!) I brought ours to dinner at my in-laws…she made fajitas and this was great with those too!

This two ingredient easy cranberry salsa will be the hit of the dip table at your next party - and it takes less than five minutes to make! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Two Ingredient Easy Cranberry Salsa

This two ingredient easy cranberry salsa will be the hit of the dip table at your next party – and it takes less than five minutes to make!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can (14 ounces) Meijer whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 12 ounces True Goodness by Meijer Thick and Chunky Salsa (I used medium), drained of liquid
  • 2-3 tablespoons jalapeños, chopped as garnish (optional)
  • chips for serving (I used True Goodness by Meijer Kale and Spinach Multi-Grain Chips)

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, empty the cranberry sauce and mash slightly with spoon.
  2. Drain the salsa and add to cranberry sauce, mixing until combined.
  3. Garnish with chopped jalapeños if desired.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe used with permission from Meijer.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1/8th of recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 111 Calories
  • Sodium: 249mg
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 21g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: I loved the sweet and savory flavors of this salsa.
Husband’s take: I’m not sure Ben tried this – he’s a traditionalist and this might have weirded him out. My mother-in-law loved it though and kept the leftovers!
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: SO easy. SO SO SO easy.

Disclosure: I was compensated for my time and travel expenses as well as the time required to write this post. All opinions are my own – as you can tell, I’m a pretty loyal customer of Meijer. I looked up my expenses and I spend over 800 bucks a month there. Don’t tell Ben.

Photo Credit: Nate Totten

Photo Credit: Nate Totten

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14 comments

  1. I definitely have visions of mixing things up during the holidays with this tasty salsa. It looks fantastic!

  2. This sounds fantastic! I just bought some pumpkin tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s that this will be phenomenal with!!

  3. Oh this looks gorgeous and delicious! I love al of the ingredients too. This salsa is perfect for the upcoming holidays!

  4. sounds interesting–I’d eat it, not sure if the guys would

  5. I love the simple ingredients in this salsa!! This would look absolutely gorgeous on a holiday table. I’m glad you still had a good trip despite being sick!!

  6. Wow, yum! I love cranberries any which way, and cranberry salsa sounds just about perfect. Can’t wait to try this out!

  7. Mmm this is most definitely my kind of dip! Soo perfect for the holidays!!

  8. We live in Eastern Washington and do not have a Meijer store. Rats!! The only store I have available is a Safeway and/or Fred Meyer. Would this recipe work with what I have available?

  9. Two ingredients? Yeah, I have got to try this.

  10. What a great surprise this would be to serve on Thanksgiving instead of the regular cranberry sauce!

  11. What an easy but amazing looking salsa! Love when stores take a stance to eliminate things like hfcs, hydrogenated oils and unnecessary preservatives from their foods. It’s nice to see it happening more and more lately!

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