Cranberry-Ginger Relish

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This uncooked cranberry relish is very refreshing with a unique ginger-citrus flavour.


  1. With a zester or a grater, remove the zest from the grapefruit and the tangerine; set aside.
  2. Peel the 2 fruits and cut into segments, removing all pith, seeds and membranes.
  3. Transfer to a food processor and swirl around until finely chopped; place in a large bowl.
  4. Add the cranberries (no need to thaw if frozen) and ginger to food processor and pulse until chopped; be careful not to overprocess.
  5. Add cranberry-ginger mixture to citrus fruit in bowl and stir in sugar, lime juice and zest; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  6. Taste and add more sugar if you feel it's necessary.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let flavours blend; keeps well for about 2 weeks.
  8. Makes just over 2 cups.
Most Helpful

This recipe was a hit from those that don't even like cranberries (myself included) The grapefruit really helped to give it a change of flavor. Since I don't have a food processor, I cooked the cranberries till they popped, then just whisked them in with the rest of the ingredients. Worked perfectly.

TravelingJ November 28, 2003

My Mom sent us a case of grapefruit - so I've been trying to use it up. I liked this so much more than I thought I would. I don't quite know what to do with it - but that's ok, because so far, I have just been sneaking to the fridge to get spoonfull after spoonfull. It is so refreshing and "cheerful" tasting. Thanks for sharing!

Feej December 13, 2007

This was GREAT. I'm just sorry I didn't get it made at Thanksgiving -- I'd bought all the ingredients, but had four other kinds of cranberry sauce already made, so didn't get to this one ... I love the combination of citrus; it gives the relish a much more complex and interesting flavor than the normal orange. Unfortunately the fresh grapefruit aren't very good yet, so the ones I used were very trat -- which meant having to use 3/4 cup sugar. Lovely relish -- I'll definitely make it again! Thanks for posting this.

KLHquilts November 25, 2007