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Strawberry Relish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

2 cups

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
Strawberry Relish Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition 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.

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