Fresh Cranberry Relish


It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, isn’t it? Hopefully you are feeling good about meal preparations, having ordered lots of Hometown Harvest’s goodies. It makes preparing a big meal so much easier when you know you have good, fresh, wholesome ingredients!

Today’s recipe is a great way to try something new at the Thanksgiving table, and I can promise that it is delicious. I ordered some of the fresh, organic cranberries in my bag last week, and I am thrilled with how this relish turned out! I added some fresh orange rind, the orange flesh, a little bit of sugar, some fresh ginger, and it came out tasting fresh and with a great sweet to tart ratio. Also, it took a grand total of about 5 minutes to make it, so that’s a win if I ever heard of one. With all of the craziness of getting a Thanksgiving meal on the table, it’s nice to have something that is a good make ahead side dish.

Here is all you need to make this recipe:


Start by zesting the orange rind:


Then take the rest of the peel off:


Put everything in the food processor:


And then pulse it until it looks like this:



And voila!  Juicy, tart, sweet, fresh.  Perfect for Thanksgiving!


And the leftovers work great with plain yogurt and some of Michele’s yummy granola, both of which are available right from HH!


Fresh Cranberry Relish


2 1/2 c. fresh cranberries
1 orange (or use 2-3 satsuma oranges from your bag!)
1 Tbsp. fresh orange zest
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tsp. fresh ginger, minced


Place everything in the food processor and pulse until the consistency is as pictured above.  Be careful, as it won’t take more than a few for it to come together.  Too much processing will give you a soupy texture.  Enjoy it with your turkey dinner or on yogurt or toast!


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