Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Creams: Sauces, Gravy and Condiments: Cherry Relish

This tangy combo is great with roasted turkey, chicken or grilled burgers.

Author: Cherry Marketing Institute, adapted by Family Health Network
Date: August 14, 2012

Serves: 8 person(s)

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Extra Time: 3 hrs (or overnight, for refrigeration)

Ingredients:

    1/2 cup dried tart cherries, deseeded
    1/2 cup cherry jam or preserves, with no added sugar
    2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
    1/2 cup chopped red onion
    1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
    1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried)

Directions:

    Combine dried cherries, preserves and vinegar in a medium-sized saucepan; mix well. Over low heat, cook until hot, stirring occasionally. Let stand 5 minutes.

    Stir in red onion, yellow and green bell pepper and thyme; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

Microwave Directions:

    Combine dried cherries, preserves and vinegar in a small microwave-safe bowl; mix well. Microwave on High (100% power) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes.

    Stir in red onion, yellow and green bell pepper and thyme; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:31 cals
Kilojoules:131 kJ
Fat:0.0 g
Carbohydrates:7.6 g
Protein:0.3 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:3 mg
Saturated Fat:0.0 g
Fiber:0.5 g
Calcium:5.0 mg
Total Sugars:7.0 g

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