Cranberry Almond and Tangerine Relish is so easy to make with just 5 ingredients! This cranberry relish comes together in less than 10 minutes. The more it marinates, the better the flavor! Serve it with turkey, chicken, and pork.
You do need a food processor to pulse it all together. I wouldn’t use a blender, it will just make it a lovely juice. Any leftovers are wonderful over your favorite yogurt for breakfast or oatmeal. Usually on Thanksgiving we have our Fresh Cranberry Sauce and sometimes even our Italian Cranberry Sauce.
This sweet and tart cranberry, almond and tangerine relish is so much more refreshing than your cooked cranberry sauce. It comes together in less than 10 minutes (probably around 5 minutes).
Cranberry Almond and Tangerine Relish
Are you in charge of bringing a side dish to a family or friend Thanksgiving feast? This is the dish that will impress everyone and takes just minutes to put together! Make it all cranberry season long! It’s wonderful as a side dish with any roasted meat.
You can sub pecans or walnuts for the almonds. If you don’t happen to have dried tangerines around like I did, you could use dried apricots, raisins, dried cherries, or even dates!
Today we will have once again about 20 people at our house. They are mostly all of our Italian friends that live near us. I will try to capture some nice photos of the feast. I just wanted to pop in here and share Melissa Clark’s super easy and quick recipe cranberry relish I saw her make on the Today show the other morning.
My jar of this cranberry, almond and tangerine relish is marinating in the fridge!! I tasted it after making it and it’s so good and so different than your typical cranberry sauce (I already made my regular cranberry sauce yesterday).
How long does cranberry relish keep fresh?
I know that homemade cranberry sauce that has been continuously refrigerated stay fresh for about 10 to 14 days. The same applies for the relish. It should stay good in the fridge for up to two weeks. You could also freeze it in airtight container or even zip locked freezer bags for up to 3 months.
Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your support! xo
slightly updated Nov 2018
Cranberry Almond Tangerine Relish
- 12 ounces 3 cups fresh cranberries
- 3/4 cup unsalted almonds
- 3/4 cups dried tangerines or apricots or any dried fruit
- 1 Tablespoon of tangerine zest or navel orange
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup honey more if you like it sweeter
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse.
- Blend until you have a very finely chopped mixture.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- Sprinkle on some almond slivers and some chopped dried tangerine pieces before serving.