Originally Published in Cranberry Dreams: A Florida Fall Recipe

For those of us ready to welcome fall in this 80ish degree weather, here is the perfect recipe. 

Cranberry Salsa & Goat Cheese Spread


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 8 oz log of goat cheese
  • crackers for serving
  • extra honey for serving (optional)


  1. Rinse and dry the cranberries. Dice the jalapeno, removing the stem, seeds, and ribs. Zest the entire lime.
  2. Place the cranberries, diced jalapeno, lime zest, cilantro, and spices into a food processor. Squeeze in the juice of HALF the lime. Pulse the food processor until the ingredients are chopped finely, in a texture like chunky salsa.
  3. Remove the blade from the food processor and mix in the honey with a spoon.
  4. Place the log of goat cheese on a serving platter, and spoon the cranberry salsa over the top. If desired, drizzle on a little extra honey. Serve with a hearty cracker and pray for cooler weather!