Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fresh Blueberries From Chile Recipe: Add Taste and Nutrient Boost to Traditional Cranberry Relish

Treat your family to a fabulous new twist on a classic holiday favorite. Give traditional cranberry relish a taste upgrade and nutrient boost by adding fragrant fresh blueberries to the mix

The holidays are a time to be grateful for abundance and thanks to a fresh supply of high quality blueberries from Chile, Americans now can enjoy this luscious antioxidant-rich super berry all winter long.

Make sure to make enough of this delectable tangy relish to transform your leftover turkey and ham sandwiches from mundane to marvelous. And while you're at it, spoon some relish into pretty glass jelly jars, tie a ribbon around the lids and take them around to the neighbors as a healthy homemade holiday gift.

Fresh Blueberry and Cranberry Relish
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh orange juice
8 oz. fresh cranberries
1 tablespoon orange zest
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves and the berries soften, for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and chill. Best made in advance to let flavors blend.

Makes 12 1/4 cup servings

Nutrients per serving:
Calories 76, fat 0, cholesterol 0, sodium 0, dietary fiber 0, protein 0

Serving suggestions:
Appetizer : serve with soft creamy Brie
Lunch: add to turkey or cream cheese sandwich
Dinner: holiday side with turkey or ham
Dessert: topping for vanilla ice cream, sorbet, or frozen yogurt.

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