Cranberry Macadamia Relish

Amie Valpone

by | Updated: October 13th, 2020 | Read time: 2 minutes

This sweet, tangy relish makes the perfect topping for all your favorite holiday dishes. Made from chewy dried cranberries and rich, toasted macadamia nuts, it’s simple to prepare and served warm. Enjoy it with your main course, or drizzle over ice cream or cake for dessert.

Cranberry-macadamia relishMakes 1-1/2 cups


1/4 cup macadamia nuts
1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
2 Tbsp.  lemon juice
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 tsp. sea salt  (optional)
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
8 chives, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil


1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread macadamia nuts on a baking sheet; toast for 6 minutes.

2. In a small saucepan, combine cranberries, lemon juice, brown sugar, water, sea salt and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid becomes thick like a syrup. Add in toasted macadamia nuts, chives and olive oil. Serve warm.

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!