Celebrating Thanksgiving in the South involves a whole busload of family members around a dolled-up holiday table and more food than you could even imagine. We generously overplan how much turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy we'll need so that our holiday continues on for days after Thanksgiving actually happens. We turn to leftovers for sandwiches, paninis, and even a full, 6-course meal on Black Friday – but have you ever been stuck with repurposing cranberry sauce? If you've got leftover cranberries from your Thursday meal, we've got a fun and creative appetizer recipe that the whole family will love – Spicy Cranberry Salsa. This quick salsa recipe also doubles as a condiment, so you'll want to slather it onto your leftovers sandwich. Add your cranberries to the food processor with a jalapeno, some salt, cumin, the zest of one lime, lime juice, and a bunch of fresh cilantro leaves. Pulse it a few times until combined completely, and serve up your homemade salsa with your favorite tortilla chips – but it's also a great condiment over grilled chicken. How do you reuse your Thanksgiving leftovers?
<p>[MUSIC] Cranberries can be one of the toughest Thanksgiving leftovers to spin into something new, but I've got a recipe for you that is awesomely easy to put together and super tasty. It is a spicy cranberry salsa. So here's how you make it. All you're going to do is take your leftover cranberries and put them into a food processor. [MUSIC] And then to this you're going to add one jalapeño that you have seeded and sliced, a little pinch of salt, a little pinch of cumin [MUSIC] And then zest from one lime. And the best part about this recipe is you don't really have to get any of the measurements spot-on. Okay, that's a lime zest, and now we're just going to slice the lime in half and add the lime juice as well. Now, if you don't have a food processor, no worries. You can just stir all of this together in a bowl. Just be sure to very finely mince your jalapeños. And now we are going to add a big bunch of fresh cilantro leaves. Okay, so I'm going to put the top on, and pulse it a few times. Just until its combined. Okay, our jalapeños. Our jalapeno's all chopped up. And this is ready to serve. I'm gonna serve this right now with just a plate of chips. But, it's also great over grilled chicken or grilled fish. And it makes a killer sandwich spread on your leftover Thanksgiving sandwich. For more recipes from our test kitchen, go to southernliving.com.</p>