Cranberry Orange Relish is a sweet and tart, mouth watering side that is perfect with your Thanksgiving or holiday meal. In combining the rich fruity flavor of cranberries with sweet juicy orange and just a hint of ginger you cannot go wrong.
My family is not big on cranberry sauce but we all love this Cranberry Orange Relish. I also love that it is made with fresh berries instead of something from a can. The sweet citrus flavor in this recipe balances out the sharpness of the berries.
It is also really tasty and is definitely a fancy touch to top off your special meal. This easy relish has become our family tradition. It is so good I almost think of it as a dessert.
Health benefits of cranberries
I also love that cranberries are super foods. They have many unique health benefits. The cranberry is packed with antioxidant polyphenols and it contains essential vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and more. Amazingly, cranberries also have anti-bacterial properties that help prevent certain bacteria from sticking within the body and causing urinary tract infections.
No Thanksgiving or holiday meal is complete without some kind of cranberry sauce. It is a perfect accompaniment to turkey or other poultry. It is equally delicious with a simple bread crumb stuffing as the flavors completely compliment one another. Also try it with my easy Thanksgiving Sheet Pan Meal.
To make this mouthwatering Cranberry Orange Relish just wash your cranberries and sort through them, removing any shriveled berries.
Tip: To easily grate your ginger don't worry about peeling it first. Just grate the peel too!
Leaving the skin on, cut the orange into 8 pieces.
Add your cranberries, orange pieces, sugar and fresh grated ginger to a high powered blender.
Blend for about 30 seconds then stop and scrape down sides. Blend for about another 30 to 60 seconds until oranges are well chopped and cranberries are crushed into tiny chunks.
Transfer to a bowl. You can enjoy right away or cover and refrigerate for later.
Cranberry Orange Relish
- 12 oz. Fresh cranberries
- 1 Orange
- ½ Cup sugar
- 1 tsp. Fresh grated ginger
- Wash cranberries and sort through, removing any shriveled berries.
- Leaving the skin on, cut orange into 8 pieces.
- Add the cranberries, orange pieces, sugar and fresh grated ginger to a high powered blender.
- Blend for about 30 seconds then stop and scrape down sides. Blend for about another 30 to 60 seconds until oranges are well chopped and cranberries are crushed into tiny chunks.
- Transfer to a bowl. You can enjoy right away or cover and refrigerate for later.
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I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was so great. It was fruity and tart but not too sweet at the same time. It was especially good with the fresh ginger since I have been trying to add more ginger into my diet because of the health benefits. My family loved this cranberry sauce too.