Recipe by Mary Jenny

This grape relish is delightful as a colourful topper on crostini, and makes a wonderful accompaniment to meats and cheeses. Plus, it's simple to make and easy to serve. For the ultra-perfect offering, include a bowlful of relish on your buffet platter along with artfully arranged crostini, assorted cheeses, ham, pate, grape clusters and a mix of interesting mustards.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups finely chopped red and green seedless california grapes
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon sherry wine vinegar
  • 1 12 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon safflower oil or 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 14 teaspoon salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 baguette, sliced thinly

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine the chopped grapes, shallot, thyme, sherry vinegar, sugar, oil, salt and pepper. Transfer to a small serving bowl and set aside. Makes 2 cups.
  2. To make the crostini, preheat the oven to 350°F Spread baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast until crisp, about 10 minutes. Let cool.

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