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Strawberry-Blueberry Relish

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 1 hr
Yield

MAKES about 3 cups

Sweet berries and jalapeño heat make this a flavorful accompaniment for your favorite grilled fish.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add jalapeño, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 30 minutes. Stir in lime juice.

  2. Stir together strawberries and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add vinegar mixture, and stir to coat. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 days.