Fresh orange Cranberry relish is one of my favorite side because it combines the perfect balance of tartness from the cranberries and sweeteness from the oranges. You also get all the health benefits because there is no cooking. Cranberries are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. At home, we don’t just wait for Thanksgiving or Christmas to make it, we stock up in the fall and freeze several bags so that we can make it whenever we want to! It is a lovely addition to yogurt, smoothies, with pancakes, oatmeal…
Nutritional facts about cranberries:
Everyone knows that they help prevent and heal urinary tract infections, but newer research also seems to indicate that they can even prevent stomach ulcers from developing. Cranberries are a major source of anti-oxidants so they are naturally anti-cancer. They are also anti-inflammatory. So, they are now in my list of super foods and they don’t cost hardly anything! So stock up!
You can serve it with tofurkey, seitan dish, mash potatoes and gravy. You get the idea, but don’t stop there. I love using the relish as a dessert, in yogurt, crepes, pancakes, smoothies…
All you have to do is find a nice serving glass (or mug as in the photo), spoon some of the relish, then sprinkle some granola, then a little soy or nut milk, then more relish and finish with some granola. It is pretty, delicious and very good for you. If you want more fancy, you can add a scoop of coconut or soy icecream but it doesn’t need it.
Ok, so no more excuses for buying cranberry sauce in a can (that looks like dog food when it comes out) or other lesser versions. You know better now!
- 1 bag of cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 medium organic oranges
- 2-3 Tbsp brown sugar
- Pour the semi frozen cranberries in a food processor.
- Wash your oranges, remove the top and bottom off and cut into quarters.
- Add the oranges (the whole thing) by spreading them around the processor and sprinkle the sugar evenly.
- Pulse several times. You will need to stop, add more cranberries and oranges and mix again until most of the large pieces are nicely processed and the sugar well mixed.
- Leave some pieces for an added crunch.
- Taste, add sugar if needed, this part is up to you.
- Some people like it tart, others more sweat.
- Cover and refrigerate.