This is a wonderful recipe to serve during the holidays when fresh cranberries are in season. It is a good condiment served on sandwiches, salads, and burrito wraps. You can vary this recipe by using 1 cup oranges and omitting the apple.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 1 cup dried dates
- 3 cups cranberries
- 1 cup walnuts
- ½ cup chopped orange
- ½ cup chopped apple
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger juice
Soak the dates in water for 30 minutes. Remove pits and chop into small pieces.
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until slightly chunky smooth.
Calories: 372 | Fat: 19 g | Protein: 6 g | Sodium: 4 mg | Fiber: 10 g
Cranberries: Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore
The humble cranberry has been getting a lot of buzz in the scientific journals lately. The effects of cranberries on health are being studied in kids, seniors, pregnant woman, and folks of all ages — from the Mayo Clinic to Rutgers, and from Chile to Finland. The main benefit of cranberries still seems to be prevention and control of bladder infections. Since the ideal juice is unsweetened, you might want to experiment with your favorite recipes to see how low you can get the sugar content and still have a great flavor.