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RECIPES, RECENT ENTRIES

Cherry & Pomegranate Olive Mint Relish

When the earth gives you Mediterranean ingredients you lean in, chop them up, and relish in the freshness, taste and immense health benefits.

The Mediterranean diet has been linked to health benefits for decades, with the first report being published in the 1970s. But the real strength of this diet lies in its proven history.  Mediterranean nations have unearthed the treasure of this not overly complicated and balanced diet that prioritizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, and sources of healthy fats from nuts, seeds, and avocado and olive oil.

The list of health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet include increased longevity, better metabolism, a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, improved memory and mood, reduced inflammation, and better gut health.  This is something to be celebrated and to relish in!

This Cherry & Pomegranate Olive Mint Relish makes use of some of the finest Mediterranean ingredients.  A variety of perfectly complementing flavor profiles gives you the best of all worlds in just one bite.  This is not your jarred hot dog relish. This relish is more than just a condiment and brightens and brings freshness to grilled fish, baked pork chops or a simple cracker for a delectable snack.

Cherry & Pomegranate Olive Mint Relish

Yield: About 2 ½ Cups

Recipe Type: Dinner, Snack

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup mint, finely chopped
  • ½ cup kalamata or green olives, chopped
  • ½ cup fennel, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup black sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts, toasted
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea Salt

Instructions:

  1. Put the parsley, mint, olives, fennel, cherries, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, scallions, olive oil, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, black pepper, and a pinch of salt in a bowl and stir gently to combine.
  2. Taste to determine whether you need another pinch or salt or another squeeze of lemon.  Add if needed and enjoy!


Notes & Variations:

Enjoy with crackers as a snack or use it to top your fish or pork chop for a fresh finish to your meal.

For optimal flavor cover and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.