Salsas, Chutneys, and Relishes

Cucumber Relish with Coconut Yogurt and Herbs

Cucumber and fresh herb relish in coconut yogurt

Yogurt-based relishes such as Indian raitas provide a refreshing contrast to spicy dishes. This cucumber raita-inspired recipe takes the idea a bit further afield with coconut yogurt and more herbs than are usually called for. Coconut yogurt works beautifully to create a vegan version. Make sure to use crisp, flavorful cucumbers.  more→

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Slow-Cooker Fresh Pear and Dried-Fruit Chutney

Pear chutney recipe

Pears should be just ripe, not overripe and can be any variety you prefer, from Anjou to Bartlett. From Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker* by Robin Robertson. more→

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Minted Apricot Chutney

Fresh Mint Leaves

A spoonful of this sweet-tart chutney, made with fresh and dried fruit, adds a graceful note both to spicy curries as well as mild grain and bean dishes. Fresh mint gives it a nice flavor, so add as much as you’d like. more→

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Roasted Vegetable Guacamole

Standard guacamole gets a special touch with the addition of roasted tomatoes and bell peppers, which imparts a subtly smoked taste. more→

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