Healthy Relish Recipes

Find healthy, delicious relish recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Roasted Salmon with Spicy Cranberry Relish

Rating: 3 stars 2
This ruby-red cranberry relish recipe gets refreshing crunch from apple and celery. It's also delightful alongside a roast chicken or pork loin.
By Danielle Centoni

Tomato-Pepper Relish

Rating: 5 stars 1
The easiest, fastest way to boost a simple dish? Keep a jar of flavor-packed pickle on hand. A perfect combo of sweet and sour, this chunky tomato-pepper relish, aka "pea helper," dresses up a bowl of black-eyed peas, crowder peas, lima beans--any old legume you can think of. Hence the nickname! This makes the perfect hostess gift because it's unique and versatile. And let's face it, who doesn't want their beans to be more exciting?
By Vivian Howard

Green Tomato Relish

This green tomato relish is moderately sweet and acidic and has lots of savory green tomato flavor. The onion and red bell pepper add color and round out the flavor. Try this easy relish paired with cheese or charcuterie or as a topping for a hot dog.
By John Somerall

Jalapeno-Cranberry Relish

Rating: 5 stars 2
Give some zing to your traditional cranberry sauce recipe by adding jalapeƱo and lime. This healthy, homemade cranberry relish pairs beautifully with turkey, but also works just as well as a spread for sandwiches or even as a taco topping.
By Hilary Meyer

Cranberry Salad

This colorful and healthy cranberry salad will brighten up any Thanksgiving spread. It's sweet but not overly so, with juicy oranges, crunchy walnuts and crisp celery and apples. It's easy to make and can be prepped ahead--plus, you can use fresh or frozen cranberries, which extends the season of this salad. We call for Honeycrisp apples, but Gala or Fuji would also work well. Serve this cranberry salad with your Thanksgiving turkey, of course, or try it with chicken or pork any time of year.

Kuchela (Green Mango Relish)

This green mango relish is seasoned with amchar masala, a blend that includes fenugreek, peppercorns, coriander and fennel.

Cranberry-Apple Relish

New Mexican chef Jonathon Perno shares his favorite raw sauce of bracing cranberries tamed a bit with apple and sugar. The orange goes in unpeeled so it adds both juicy sweetness and the essential oils from the skin. This relish complements any roast turkey but makes a great match for the complex flavors in Perno's chile-glazed bird (see Associated Recipe).
By Jonathan Perno

Cranberry Relish

Take a detour from traditional cranberry sauce and try this recipe that combines fresh cranberries with sweet dates, sage and orange. You can make this no-cook cranberry relish in less than a minute in the food processor. It's a divine accompaniment to roast turkey and perfect on a turkey sandwich as well.
By Tara Mataraza Desmond
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