Fresh Cranberry Relish

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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:

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Start by zesting the orange rind:

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Then take the rest of the peel off:

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Put everything in the food processor:

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And then pulse it until it looks like this:

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

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

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Fresh Cranberry Relish

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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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