WW Recipe of the Day: Fresh Cranberry Relish with Orange, Apple & Walnuts
An easy, fresh and tangy alternative to canned cranberry sauce, I love the fresh flavors in this easy Weight Watchers cranberry relish.
With just 5 ingredients, you can make this no-cook recipe in minutes in your food processor (affiliate link).
No-Cook Cranberry Relish Recipe Notes
I love the fresh tangy flavor of this cranberry relish, but the flavor was a little too tart for me so I increased the sugar to ½ cup, which is still a significantly less than the original Ocean Spray version.
It's a delicious accompaniment to chicken, turkey, pork or fish. I also love it stirred into vanilla yogurt and oatmeal and spread onto turkey sandwiches.
Be sure to use a thin skinned orange. If you are concerned that using the entire orange with its peel will be too strong or bitter, add some fresh orange zest instead. Then remove the peel and white pith before cutting the orange into chunks and adding it to the cranberries.
If you want to give the relish a different spin, try adding chopped cilantro or mint and minced jalapeno pepper. A little chopped fresh ginger is good too. You can make this relish up to 5 days ahead.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Cranberry Relish?
According to my calculations, each serving has about 75 calories and:
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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- 1 or 2 stalks of chopped celery
- 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
Watch this video and see how easy it is to make your own low-calorie cranberry relish recipe at home:
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If you like this no-cook cranberry relish, be sure to check out my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes including Cranberry Jell-O Salad Made Lighter, Weight Watchers Cranberry Bars, Slow Cooker Apple Raspberry Cranberry Sauce, Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cake and Cranberry Caramel Slow Cooker Cookie Bars
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Weight Watchers Cranberry Relish Recipe
- 12 ounces fresh, or thawed frozen, cranberries
- 1 thin-skinned orange, unpeeled, cut into large chunks and seeds discarded**
- ⅓ cup sugar, or to taste. (I used ½ cup.)
- 1 medium red apple, unpeeled, cored and chopped
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- Combine the cranberries, orange and sugar in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
- Add the apple and walnuts and pulse a few more times until well incorporated.
- Serve at once, or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Source: slightly adapted from Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook, Fourth Edition
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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- Simple Homemade Fresh Cranberry Sauce
- Homemade Cranberry Apple Sauce
- Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce
- Cranberry Pear Butter
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
- Cranberry Salsa
- Apple and Cranberry Sauce with Crystallized Ginger
- Dried Cherry Orange Cranberry Sauce
- Easy Cranberry Apple Pomegranate Sauce
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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
I bought a bag of frozen cranberries and I've got to get them in the pot. Your recipe sure does look good and it saves on calories too.
Martha, what a wonderful collection of homemade cranberry sauces.
Thank you so much for including my Simple Homemade Fresh Cranberry Sauce and
Homemade Cranberry Apple Sauce. I've pinned, yummed and tweeted.
Wishing you and your family a wonderfully delicious Thanksgiving.
I use package of sugar-free orange Jell-O instead of sugar it's delicious.
Carol, how do you incorporate the jello? Just as the dry mix?