With the festive season approaching and lots of hidden syns and calories about I decided to have a go at making my own Festive relish. Laden with sugar, relishes can be very unhealthy and only a tablespoonful can set you back on your healthy eating journey!
My Red Onion and Cranberry Festive Relish is not syn free but it enables you to have a little bit more of what you fancy without feeling guilty! It’s a great accompaniment served hot or cold and will keep fresh in the fridge for apx 3 days once made. It goes well with honey roast hams, cheese, pork, beef and chicken so it’s very versatile.
Cooking time apx 20mins
2 thinly sliced red onions
25gns dried cranberries roughly chopped
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar ( I used Willy Chases Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother)
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 whole cloves
4 tbsp sweetener
Pinch of dried chilli flakes
Pinch of salt
4 tbsp water
Spray a non stick frying pan with butter frylight , add onions and cranberries and gently fry on a medium to low heat for 5 mins stirring all the time. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to cook until the onions are soft and the cranberries are reconstituted and soft – apx another 10 mins. Remove cloves and place in a dish to cook. Cover and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Syns 6 – makes apx 12 tablespoonfuls making it just half a syn per tbsp
170 cals (14.2 cals per tbsp)
Carbs 41gms (3.4 per tbsp)
Fat 3gms (.25 per tbsp)
Protein 2 gms (.17per tbsp)