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Bowl of Pear Cranberry Salsa with Ginger and Orange with additional pears and a cut orange on the side

Pear Cranberry Salsa with Ginger and Orange

Summer Yule
My recipe for pear cranberry salsa with ginger and orange is packed with fall flavors. With sweetness provided by pears, this salsa needs no added sugar!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 62 kcal


  • 1 c unsweetened cranberries, quartered (frozen)
  • 2 c pears, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 t fresh grated ginger
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped (keep the seeds for a hotter salsa)
  • 1 T orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 t orange zest


  • Stir all ingredients together and let macerate until ready to serve.
  • (This salsa is simple to put together once the ingredients are chopped. You could consider lightly pulsing the cranberries in a food processor for additional time savings.)
  • Enjoy this tasty autumn side dish!


This is a level 1 recipe (may support fat loss). Using pears to sweeten the cranberries instead of corn syrup brings the calories down and the fiber up! Even though I am listing this as a snack, I recommend using this salsa to liven up the protein in your meals.
One serving suggestion is to put it over pork loin, with some snap peas and whole grains on the side. This makes for a light and delicious dinner that will keep you satisfied. The possibilities for this salsa are endless!
Plate of Pear Cranberry Salsa with Ginger and Orange over pork with sugar snap peas and a wild rice mix on the side


Calories: 62kcal
Keywords cranberries, fruit, low-calorie, no added sugar, oranges, pear cranberry salsa, pears, salsa, vegan, vegetarian
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