Cranberry relish is a great condiment for the holiday table, delicious with your turkey or mashed potatoes. This side dish is cranberry sauce with a tasty twist, ideal for those who love the tartness of cranberry but are tired of the same old cranberry sauce. Trisha Yearwood's Cranberry Orange Relish is the perfect side this holiday season.
What's the Difference Between Cranberry Sauce and Cranberry Relish?
When I first heard about cranberry relish, I thought that it was just a fancy name for cranberry sauce. However, these two cranberry-based Thanksgiving side dishes are two difference dishes. The main distinction between the two is that cranberry relish is made from raw ingredients, while cranberry sauce is cooked. This makes the relish have a fresher, stronger flavor, while cranberry sauce is typically much sweeter.
Both are delectable on turkey or other roasted meats, adding a bright, tart flavor to any meal. Relish is also tasty as a dip with crackers- just spoon some over a block of cream cheese. This side is an excellent make-ahead option for Thanksgiving dinner, or you can factor it into your weekly meal plans as a healthy, tasty side. Even better, spice up the leftover turkey sandwiches with your tangy relish!
Not to mention, fresh cranberry relish is a great source of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, and has been shown to lower cholesterol. It's also perfect for a low-carbohydrate or gluten-free holiday meal.
Trisha Yearwood's Cranberry Orange Relish
Trisha Yearwood's homemade cranberry orange relish recipe only takes 10 minutes total time, and you only need four ingredients- fresh cranberries, two oranges, sugar, and chopped pecans. Rather than adding in a bit of orange zest to her relish, she adds oranges right into the food processor with the cranberries, mixing in fresh orange juice for an extra zing. Enjoy this delicious side on your holiday table!
Get the recipe here.