On Sunday night, I purchased a bag of the beautiful, ruby-red berries. I was excited to make my favorite two-ingredient cranberry relish for the first time this season!
To make the relish, I simply pulsated several handfuls of fresh Ocean Spray cranberries in the food processor. I then pulsated the berries again, adding sugar until the relish reached the level of sweetness that I prefer.
This relish is so easy to make and so, so delicious. It’s terrific stirred into oatmeal or hot cereal or on a turkey and cream cheese sandwich.
Today I opted to enjoy the cranberry relish on top of a cup of Greek yogurt, along with pomegranate arils to keep the magenta-theme of this breakfast going strong.
Any time the color magenta makes it into one of my meals, I’m a happy girl! 😀
This breakfast tasted fantastic after a 5-mile run with this crazy lady…
Time to get to work! I have a bazillion things on my to-do list today, so I gotta get crackin’.
Enjoy your Tuesday! 😀
Jessica @ How Sweet says
I saw bags of cranberries at my store this week and got so excited. What a great foodie time of year this is!
I was so excited to see fresh cranberries at the store this week 😀 Ahh! Beautiful breakfast, and beautiful Sadie! What a good morning 😉
Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) says
Cranberry relish = easy to make, but sounds fancy. I’m a fan!
I’m going to try pom arils for the first time today. The word excited can’t describe the feeling I have 😉
My roommate just bought fresh cranberries at a local farm! I think we’re going to put them into something baked though 😉
That looks like such a festive dish! I may have to buy some cranberries next time I am at the store . . .
This looks amazing! I just discovered pomegranates a couple weeks ago and love them! I will have to get some cranberries soon. My breakfast lately has been a random concoction of things you would probably enjoy – sliced peach, vanilla unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon and butterscotch sugar-free jello pudding powder heated in the microwave for a couple minutes (it’s also really good cold). You can also replace the milk with yogurt and it’s equally yummy!
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
i LOVE cranberry relish – this is actually really similar to one my mom makes and it’s HEAVEN 🙂
Rachel @ The Avid Appetite says
This looks SO pretty and delicious. I just had cranberry sauce on a turkey burger last night and wished that I had made my own, instead of using from the can…I can’t wait to try this simple version!
Amber K says
That looks so pretty! Yum.
Anna Walker says
This sounds pretty weird, but I have never had A cranberry before! my family always gets the canned weird stuff so I never touch it, but this looks gooooood!
I am so excited for cranberry season! I love cranberries, especially the ‘traditional’ ones made with a questionable amount of sugar. 🙂
Next time try adding about a tablespoon of orange juice and the pulp of one orange. It is awesome!
oooh that sounds amazing.
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun says
You and your cranberry love! 😀 I have never been too into them. Although it has been awhile since trying them. Maybe my more adult palate would appreciate them more. Then again, my pregnancy palate is super picky.
Bethany @ More Fruit Please says
Beautiful breakfast! Now I have a hankering for a leftover Thanksgiving sandwich with turkey and cranberry sauce!
I was actually thinking about trying to make homemade cranberry sauce this year. I might have to make this relish too!
Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous says
After seeing pomegranates on your blog all week I was super excited to see they were on sale at the grocery store! It’ll be yum yum in my tum tum by this afternoon haha
and yes- very good in your prep, but if you add some orange juice/zest, it cuts down on the amount of sugar needed. delish.
Have to agree with Melanie and Jess…add some orange pulp or zest…delicious! Looks pretty too! 🙂
Sadie makes me want to get a vizsla because she’s so darn goofy!!
I agree! I have always loved vizsla, but seeing Sadie’s hilarious “person”ality on a daily basis totally makes me want to adopt a vizsla puppy NOW! 🙂
That looks great! I’ve never had cranberry relish before. Definitely must try sometime!
whenever I think of cranberries, I think of that episode of friends where someone ate ross’s thanksgiving sandwich! haha. RANDOM! I havent tried a turkey sandwich with cream cheese and cranberries. Sounds so good though! =)
Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit says
Mmmmm, it looks like Christmas to me!
Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle says
I have never tried cranberry relish before, I am going to have to make this! I love tart fruit. LOVE.
Great job on your run!! Do you have any races coming up?
nothing planned… though i did just email ryan about doing a turkey trot on thanksgiving!
You should do it! Bring Sadie with you dressed up like a Turkey!
she doesn’t even need a costume. she already IS a turkey! 😀
That looks super good! I can’t wait til they’re on sale here. I make a cranberry apple chutney that is to die for.
sarah k@ the pajama chef says
i make cranberry sauce that way too! sometimes i do add citrus to the mix- a little orange or lime is awesome! just add slices, peel & all!
your relish just inspired me to whip some up and stir (not mix!) it into pumpkin bread batter. the result was delicious! thanks for the idea ;).
That rolling hills workout looks awesome! I might try that tonight after work. Thanks Julie!
PS your halloween outfit is adorable! 🙂
Shut the front door! Cranberries are available now?! That makes me even more excited than canned pumpkin! I’ve been wanting to make cranberry oat bars lately and just dying to see that precious little Ocean Spray bag show up at the grocery store! Gonna go check soon, thanks for the heads up!
Brilliant! That relish looks amazing! I can’t wait until Pom starts selling the packaged arils.
I love cranberry relish – especially when my mom makes it. But, knowing that she puts about a bag of sugar in the mix, I was looking online for an alternative after I read your post. Seems like you can substitute dates for the sugar…I’m going to give it a try.
How simple and easy! Not to mention beautiful. This would be good on anything!
Running Phoodie says
I agree with the orange recommendations- my mom and I make that same relish but add one WHOLE orange. Just cut it in wedges to remove the seeds, then put them in the food processor (peel and all)!