Orange Cranberry Mint Relish

Skip the gelatinous canned cranberry “sauce” this Thanksgiving, and instead serve this refreshing homemade relish with fresh mint grown in your AeroGarden! The combination of zesty orange, with the sour cranberry mixed with the menthol mint is sure to be a crowd favorite, especially combined with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and turkey! 

Makes about 3 cups


  • 1 bag of fresh or frozen cranberries (12 ounces) 
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 tbsp minced ginger



In a food processor or blender, pulse the cranberries until coarsely chopped, then transfer to a bowl. Using a sharp knife, remove the peels and the white piths from the oranges, and release the orange slices from their membrane. Coarsely chop the oranges, then add into the bowl of cranberries. Stir in the sugar, fresh mint, ginger and orange zest until thoroughly mixed. Cover the bowl with beeswax wrap (or saran wrap, but you really should switch) and let sit for a minimum of 2 hours before serving. 

Enjoy with your favorite thanksgiving dishes! 


You can grow your own mint with our Custom Herbs Seed Pod Kit. 

Pair this side dish with one of our other Thanksgiving inspired recipes. 

Creamy Mashed Potatoes 

Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Herbed Stuffing

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