Raw Ginger Orange Cranberry Relish

Raw Ginger Orange Cranberry Relish on red and white plate with a spoon on marble, fresh cranberries, orange and ginger beside with cream cheese and relish on crackers
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Posted On: December 14, 2016
Last updated: October 18th, 2023

This raw ginger orange cranberry relish is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday party as a condiment, appetizer ingredient or just a wonderful addition to a fall or winter feast.  Spread it on crackers with some cream cheese or shaved parmesan for an easy tasty appetizer.  Serve it with a ham or turkey over the holidays in place of traditional cranberry sauce for a change.  It’s raw, it’s fresh and will excite your palate with a fresh, zesty and slightly sweet cranberry flair.

Orange Cranberry Relish in dessert bowl on red and white plate with spoon, ginger, orange and cranberries on the side.
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Raw Cranberry Relish

I have never been a fan of traditional cooked cranberry sauce; that might only be because I’ve never had a really good one.  In any case, cranberry sauce is just not something I’ve ever tried to mimick since it didn’t appeal to me.  Raw seems to be the way to go for those of you like me who have never been excited about cooked cranberry sauce.  Years ago I discovered Trader Joe’s orange cranberry relish and loved it so much I wanted to duplicate it.  I never tried till now.  Now, I must say I prefer this recipe because it’s got a fresh flavor, less sugar and well the ginger just takes it to another level of wow!

Making Orange Cranberry Relish in Food Processor with Ingredients
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Raw Ginger Orange Cranberry Relish on marble in bowl with spoon
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Fresh Ginger Flavor

My readers know I love my fresh ginger!  If you love the zest and fresh earthy flavor of ginger like I do you must try this recipe with fresh ginger root only.  Powdered ginger will simply not have the same effect.  Go fully raw and fresh on this recipe and you’ll be sure to love it!

Orange Cranberry Relish from atop on red and white spotted plate with cranberries and ginger on side, on marble cutting board
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Raw Ginger Orange Cranberry Relish on red and white plate with a spoon on marble, fresh cranberries, orange and ginger beside with cream cheese and relish on crackers
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Raw Ginger Orange Cranberry Relish

This is a raw cranberry relish. No cooking, no huge prep, easy and delicious! Enjoy for up to 1 week refrigerated.
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine American, Raw
Servings 3 cups
Calories 240 kcal


  • 16 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 2 small oranges seeded, peeled and pulled apart
  • Orange rind from 1 small orange kept from 1 orange you just peeled, yes I do mean the whole rind, just break it up into pieces for the food processor
  • 2 tsp packed fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2-3/4 cup granulated cane sugar Start with 1/2 cup and then add more sugar if you prefer it sweeter
  • dash of salt


  • Simply add all ingredients to your food processor and pulse until you get a small chunky relish type consistency, making sure all of your rind and cranberries are processed.
  • Chill the relish in the refrigerator about an hour and then enjoy!


Try this relish on crackers with cream cheese or a sliver of parmesan. Also great in place of cranberry sauce on the side of ham or turkey. Try it on sandwiches for a delicious sweet and zesty change.

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 2gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 285mgFiber: 8gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 287IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword appetizer, Christmas, condiment, cranberry, orange, relish, Thanksgiving
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