Try this Cranberry Orange Relish recipe as a part of a healthy holiday meal.
Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe
This healthy, tasty relish is quick and easy to prepare, and
invariably gets rave reviews at holiday parties. We like it so much
that we keep making it even after the holiday season. Cranberries
are rich in vitamins A and C and potassium and have proven benefits
for the urinary tract. New studies show that the tangy fruit is
effective for preventing and helping to relieve symptoms of urinary
tract infections. There is also evidence that eating these tart
fruits may lower cholesterol and prevent cancer. The walnuts are
rich in minerals and are a good protein source, and because you
also use the rind of the oranges, you get a good supply of
bioflavonoids. Orange peels have strong cancer-fighting effects, so
go ahead and be liberal. After all, prevention really is the best
• 1 bag (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
• 1 orange, with peel, cut into fourths
• 1/2 cup walnuts
• Honey, Sucanat, or sugar to taste
1. Place the cranberries, orange, and walnuts in a food processor
and pulse until finely chopped. Empty the mixture into a bowl, add
sweetener to taste, stir well, and refrigerate. The flavors in the
cranberry relish get deeper as it sits, so it’s a good dish to make
the day before a big holiday meal. Serves 6 to 8.
Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., A.H.G. is an herbalist and botanist
with more than thirty years of experience with medicinal herbs.
Beth Baugh has been integrating medicinal herbs into natural foods
cuisine for more than twenty years.
Read the article Healthy Holiday Feast Recipes for more healthy holiday dishes.