Strawberry Relish Recipe
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Strawberry Relish Recipe

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Whenever my husband grills chicken, we like to put a few tablespoons of this strawberry relish over the top. We've served it for company and are always asked for the recipe. —Pat Gardetta, Osage Beach, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1 medium tart apple, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, divided

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 79 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir brown sugar and water for 5 minutes. Add vinegar and apple; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the jalapeno, ginger, garlic, cilantro, salt, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until apple is tender. Cool slightly.
  2. Transfer to a blender; add 1 cup strawberries. Cover and process until blended. Chop remaining strawberries; stir into relish. Serve with your favorite grilled meats. Yield: 2 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Strawberry Relish in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p73

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jlhnell User ID: 5033020 138239
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"This recipe is fantastic on grilled chicken. We made a big batch this summer and shared it with my mother and sis-in-law!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 120314
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"This tasted awesome with the chicken and it was easy to make. It made a lot of sauce though and my kids wouldn't eat it because of the jalapenos, so next time, I'll cut the recipe in half."

kshoward User ID: 1980609 144197
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"This was fabulous. Grilled chicken breast with simply salt and pepper served over a bed of spinach with chopped walnuts and crumbled blue cheese. No dressing needed this relish did the trick."

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