Pumpkin and Cranberry Salsa

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I love salsa in every season and this nutrient dense autumn favorite makes a beautifully balanced and tasty pumpkin salsa, featuring roasted diced Hokkaido pumpkin, red onions and dried cranberries.

Pumpkin and Cranberry Salsa

adapted from Taste
  • 600 g Hokkaido pumpkin, finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Red onion, finely chopped
  • 40 g Dried cranberries
  • 2-3 tbsp Homemade raspberry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp Finely chopped parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 220C/410F. Arrange chopped pumpkin in a single layer on a large baking tray. Drizzle with some olive oil and bake for 20 minutes until tender.
  2. Place mustard seeds in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 2 minutes or until seeds begin to pop.
  3. Combine mustard seeds, red onion, dried cranberries, raspberry vinegar and olive oil in a bowl. Stand for 20 minutes to let flavours develop.
  4. Place pumpkin in a large bowl. Add cranberry mixture and chopped parsley. Stir gently to combine.

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Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 15/8/14 20:38

For me salsa doesn't have a season. Love, love, love your combination of the sweet orange pumpkin with the dried cranberries Angie.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 15/8/14 22:45

I will happily devour this salsa any season I love pumpkin and I don't know why people refuse to eat it before October. I will happily eat it 12 months a year!

Ahu Shahrabani 16/8/14 00:01

Oh this is wonderful Angie! I could see it served at the Thanksgiving table or even with pita chips and guac!

Jeannie Tay 16/8/14 03:17

Lovely to look at and sounds delicious! I love cooking with pumpkin cause it always brings an instant brightness to a dish!

Mich PieceofCake 16/8/14 03:57

What a beautiful salsa! Love the colours.

eatgood4life.blogspot.com 16/8/14 04:32

I have some mustard seeds that I haven't had a chance to use just yet. I know I will be soon now. I love the originality of this salad.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 16/8/14 05:20

Angie! This is perfect for fall and would make a great Thanksgiving appetizer! You have got me ready excited about the change in seasons!

Koko 16/8/14 05:24

This is beautiful- I would never think to put pumpkin in a salsa, but I guess there is so much more that can be done with a salsa, rather than just the traditional kind. I love this!

Arjunan Akilandeswari 16/8/14 07:06

Wow this is so good... Think can eat at anytime when I am in diet....

Kelly 16/8/14 07:08

What a gorgeous salsa! I could eat salsa and pumpkin all year long too:) The cranberry and pumpkin combo sound wonderful together!

Medeja 16/8/14 07:58

Actually combination of pumpkin and cranberries sounds really delicious :)

What's Baking?? 16/8/14 10:41

I love to see ur creations Angie. The colors are so inviting n pact with healthy combinations..

Tania @My Kitchen Stories 16/8/14 11:05

Walnut oil and raspberry vinegar..... Before I even get to the piumpkin theres a flavour explosion

Gourmet Getaways 16/8/14 11:11

What a combo! I am left imagining how this would taste like :). You got me curious!

Gourmet Getaways

Anne Regalado 16/8/14 11:46

Angie , I love salsa , too ! Love the combo of this salsa , so many wonderful flavors and textures !

Tessa 16/8/14 15:26

What a gorgeous salsa! I must try this... Thank you and have a great weekend Angie!

Christine Ho 16/8/14 15:53

I love both pumpkin and cranberry, but never tried put them together to make salsa. Great idea, Angie.
I can have this salsa throughout the year.

Anonymous 16/8/14 16:40

What a wonderful combination of flavours Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

Vicki Bensinger 16/8/14 16:51

Wow Angie I love this salsa and it definitely screams fall. What have you served it with? I need to copy this and make this when the weather starts chainging around here. It would be a nice addition to the Thanksgiving table as well.

Angie Schneider 16/8/14 17:57

@Vicki Bensinger I had them with some rye crackers and protein bread.

Sheryl @Mama's Gotta Bake 16/8/14 19:07

I too am a salsa lover and I put it on everything. I've never made one with pumpkin, but I can't wait to give it a try! Delicious!

Ashley 16/8/14 19:08

What a gorgeous salsa! You are making me crave some fall weather - I'm so ready for the heat to be over!

Ann Jones 16/8/14 19:35

I love, love, pumpkin! I've never thought of using it in a salsa though, I definitely need to try this recipe :)

Thalia @ butter and brioche 16/8/14 22:44

wow this salsa looks amazing. love the vibrant colours.. perfect for summer!

~ Inco 16/8/14 22:50

bello sia nel colore che nel sapore.
grazie di essere passata da me.

Kathy 16/8/14 23:16

Wow does this look appetizing! Love the combo of pumpkin and cranberries. This looks like a winner…I’ll be trying it for sure!

Veronica's Kitchen 17/8/14 00:48

Light and healthy, can have this salsa all year round!

Erica 17/8/14 00:51

Beautiful salsa, Angie! Very creative and delicious combination!

Gloria Baker 17/8/14 00:55

Look really beautiful Amy!

mui mui 17/8/14 02:50

Hi Angie,
I love your salsa!
It is packed with goodness and the colors are awesome.
I love pumpkin and cranberries too.
I don't have homemade raspberry vinegar. Any ideal any other choice I can substitute for it? Thanks :)

Roz Corieri Paige 17/8/14 04:52

Delicious salsas have no season and this salsa is certainly one that is going to be on my table for the upcoming autumn season! Oh, how I love cranberries and combined with my husband's love of all things pumpkin, this is one one winning recipe, Angie! I can't thank you enough for making two people with opposite taste preferences, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY! xo Roz

mjskit 17/8/14 07:45

I usually think of salsa being used as a condiment, but I could see me eating this salsa as a main dish. First time I've seen pumpkin used in a salsa. Looks delicious!

lenia 17/8/14 08:37

Lovely colors, delicious taste! Love your salsa,dear!

Treat and Trick 17/8/14 10:40

Gorgeous photo and looks appetizing!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 17/8/14 11:46

A colordul and scrumptious salsa!



Nammi 17/8/14 12:02

thats a one colourful and unique salsa!!!

Muna Kenny 17/8/14 14:57

It looks beautiful Angie, and I'm liking the combination of different flavors in this salsa :)

Priya Suresh 17/8/14 15:52

Very colourful and catchy salsa...

Alida 17/8/14 17:07

This looks really tasty and fresh. And so many "happy" colours. A really healthy and appealing mix!

Chris Scheuer 17/8/14 17:28

This is gorgeous Angie and you just made me turn the corner to start getting excited about autumn recipe!

Chrissy 17/8/14 20:28

Hi Angie...I just wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog (even though I have never commented before!), and I am nominating you for the Liebster Award. If you're into it, head over to my blog to see what it’s all about http://thehungarybuddha.com/2014/08/liebster-award/ Happy Sunday!

Beth 17/8/14 21:36

So beautiful and colourful! Looks like a real winner.

Velva 17/8/14 22:12

Oh, this would be so good in the autumn….I have to make note of this one for the Thanksgiving table.

Gwen 18/8/14 00:05

The combination of pumpkin and cranberries is a classic killer combo but you took it to a whole other level with your additions. This is a winner!

Jasna Varcakovic 18/8/14 00:45

Unusual combination of flavours, very pleasant to the eye and taste buds.

The Yum List 18/8/14 01:21

Stunning and mouth watering as usual. :-)

Tricia Buice 18/8/14 02:52

It feels like fall already and I am sure we'll be seeing more pumpkin. The combination in this recipe sounds wonderful. What do you serve it with?

Liz Berg 18/8/14 03:41

What a terrific idea! I think of salsas made with summer fruits, but pumpkin is a wonderful way to move salsas into autumn :)

Small Kucing 18/8/14 03:45

what a yummy bite. very healthy too

Jess Bakericious 18/8/14 05:19

Angie, you always brighten my day with your colorful dishes, pretty!

Katerina 18/8/14 12:32

I love the fruity, sweet and tangy salsas like this one!

Mary Frances 18/8/14 15:53

I never would have thought to make salsa with pumpkin. Very cool!

Claudia 18/8/14 16:15

I've never done a pumpkin salsa. What a tasty way to bring autumn into the home.

My Inner Chick 18/8/14 17:23

now, that is MY kind of Salsa. The only problem is: I'd devour ALL OF IT! xxx

cristina 18/8/14 17:46

Luv this salsa with the pumpkin and cranberries, Angie! Looking fwd to making this one and will be lovely for the fall. :)

fimère .b 18/8/14 18:54

une jolie salsa plein de saveurs et de couleur j'adore
bonne soirée

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 18/8/14 21:03

Love everything here except the word autumn, to early;-) Seriously very original and delish looking salsa.

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 18/8/14 21:24

Hi Angie, back again...this time staying in touch and hopefully coming up with new posts! Love, love, your amazing Pumpkin/Cranberry salsa. Pumpkin always pairs so nicely with cranberries. I still have a bag of fresh cranberries in my freezer from last December...got to get more creative and do something with that.

There certainly is no season for pumpkin which is so underrated for the rest of the year...other than in the fall and winter! The raspberry vinaigrette is an added plus to this amazing and delicious salsa! xo

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 18/8/14 23:35

What a beauty about this recipe - down to the ingredients and color! Perfect for some pumpkin cheer!

Norma Chang 18/8/14 23:54

Very creative use of pumpkin. Did you post your homemade raspberry vinegar? I cannot find it.

Guru Uru 19/8/14 00:46

What a colourful and delicious salsa, sweet pumpkin with tart cranberries sounds perfect :D

Choc Chip Uru

tigerfish 19/8/14 01:07

Wow, never too early for some autumn salsa! :)

Balvinder Ubi 19/8/14 03:20

You know how to tease your readers, Angie.

Reeni 19/8/14 04:38

What a unique salsa Angie! I am so ready for fall foods and bowls and bowls of this! It is gorgeous!

Sharon D 19/8/14 09:46

Aah ...I love pumpkin. This is beautiful, Angie! It looks like a great summer treat :D

Kitchen Belleicious 19/8/14 14:37

this looks like the best salsa ever! I love the flavors of the tart cranberry alongside the rich pumpkin. You could put this on anything!

kitchen flavours 19/8/14 16:39

Such a beautiful salsa! Using pumpkin is a delicious idea!

Shashi Charles 19/8/14 17:53

Angie your pictures are breathtaking! I love salsa of all types and love your unique combo of pumpkin and cherry - so much color! And love the texture of the mustard seeds in it too!

rika@vm 19/8/14 18:13

Mmmm, I love Hokkiado pumpkins, they are hard to find though! I had a vegan bourguignon of portobellos, seitan, parsnips, chestnuts, prunes and carrots in a herb-infused burgundy wine sauce served in a roasted Hokkiado pumpkin (in Paris) and it was pretty delicious! The salsa you made looks absolutely stunning!

Hema 19/8/14 18:13

Different combo, pumpkin and cranberries, very colorful and tempting salsa..

Pam 19/8/14 18:50

What a great combination of flavors and textures.

Monica 19/8/14 18:59

This looks gorgeous - the colors! You're making me look forward to Fall.

Terra 19/8/14 20:47

What a fabulous recipe idea. This lovely recipe would be perfect during the holiday season, complimented with turkey! Gorgeous, Hugs, Terra

Nippon Nin 19/8/14 21:52

Pretty! And I like the little bowls! I went to market the other day but I can not find Hokkaido pumpkin. I guess I have substitute with ordinary pumpkin.

Juliana 19/8/14 23:46

Such a pretty salsa...and so creative with pumpkin...looks delicious Angie!
Have a wonderful week :D

Anonymous 19/8/14 23:52

I love pumpkin season!! I can't wait to start cooking with it. This salsa sounds deeelish! xx

Jeanette 20/8/14 00:09

I love the idea of an autumn inspired salsa - would never think to include pumpkin but it sounds so good!

suhaina aji 20/8/14 03:34

Love salsa.and ur wonderful and colourful salsa is making me drool.

motherrimmy 20/8/14 04:31

What a terrific salsa idea. I love what a creative cook you are!

Dawn Yucuis 20/8/14 05:02

I love the combination of ingredients in this salsa, sounds yummy.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 20/8/14 15:17

Although I am not yet ready to think about pumpkins and squash, I know they are out there and soon we will be staring autumn in the face :) What a delicious and beautiful way to say 'welcome' to Fall!

lena 20/8/14 18:03

i just made salsa few days ago too..hopefully one day i can get to try these out too!

Devaki 21/8/14 00:57

Oh my goodness! Yup it's getting made for Thanksgiving. I LOVE this and the fact that you combined 2 of my fave ingredients in the world just sealed the deal. Hope you are having a great summer Angie!


Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Deddy Hidayat 22/8/14 10:01

I love salsa sauce... This one should be delicious as salsa on the mexican restaurant...
Thanks for the sharing

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 24/8/14 05:41

oh boy, the pumpkin recipes are coming out already in August -- lol! That's okay, this one is pretty wonderful so we won't complain too much ;-) -- beautiful recipe Angie.

Marcela 24/8/14 21:04

oh! i' ve never heard of raspberry vinegar! this is completely insane! thank u so much for the recipe!

angela@spinachtiger 29/8/14 04:43

Angie you have made me start craving the fall. This is great for a party.

Mary @ Fit and Fed 6/9/14 21:07

Beautiful, Angie, I love the colors. I went back and looked at your raspberry vinegar recipe, that would be a good one to make since raspberry vinegar is hard to find. Vinegar essence doesn't seem to be sold in the US (except ordering it from Europe through Amazon, or perhaps in a specialty grocery) so I'd have to figure it out another way. The only vinegar I've made on my own is sage vinegar, and I just steeped the sage leaves in ordinary vinegar.


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