Tomato-Raisin Relish



Makes 2 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup seeded and chopped plum tomatoes
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Soak raisins in 1/2 cup hot water 10 minutes; drain.

Heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion, and saute 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic, and saute 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, lemon rind, and lemon juice; cook 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in olives, raisins, and remaining ingredients.

Pat Tanumihardja,

Coastal Living

September 2007
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