Spiced Tomato and Peach Relish
Serve this piquant relish with Indian-style curries.
1 tablespoon light olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 pound very ripe, juicy tomatoes, finely chopped
2 to 3 sweet peaches, preferably organic, pitted and diced
1/4 cup raisins or currants
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, or more to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and sauté until translucent. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
- Cook over low heat, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. the tomatoes and peaches should be tender but not overdone. Taste to correct seasonings, then simmer over very low heat for another 5 minutes, uncovered. Allow to cool to room temperature and serve.
Makes about 2 cups.
Recipe courtesy of Nava Atlas of "In a Vegetarian Kitchen"; www.vegkitchen.com.