Cranberry orange relish is a fresh side dish that goes perfectly with chicken or turkey. This easy, 3-ingredient side dish takes just 5 minutes to make!
This quick side dish comes together with 3 ingredients, and it takes just 5 minutes to make. Fresh cranberry relish doesn’t require any cooking, and it’s also a great make-ahead side dish!
How to make cranberry orange relish
Step 1: Zest orange into a food processor.
Step 2: Cut off the pith, and add the sections of the orange to the food processor. Be sure to discard any seeds.
Step 3: Top with granulated sugar.
Step 4: Add the cranberries.
Step 5: Pulse until the cranberries are finely chopped.
Step 6: Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
- It’s important to remove the pith before blending. The pith is bitter, and it will make the relish bitter.
- The relish is sweet and tart. If you’d like sweeter relish, feel free to add more sugar.
- You can use a blender. Just be sure to pulse and not blend so that you don’t end up with juice.
Absolutely! Feel free to use a different non-liquid sweetener, like Stevia, if you prefer.
You can! You can make the relish up to a few days ahead of time and let it sit, covered, in the fridge until ready to serve.
Store the cranberry orange relish in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The relish will keep for up to about 5 days when properly stored in the fridge.
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Cranberry Orange Relish
- Food processor
- 1 navel orange
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
- Zest orange into a food processor.
- Cut off the pith, and add the sections of the orange to the food processor. Be sure to discard any seeds.
- Top with granulated sugar.
- Add the cranberries.
- Pulse until the cranberries are finely chopped.
- Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Sugar: The relish is a bit tart. Feel free to use more or less sugar to taste.
- Nutrition values are estimates.
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