10 Sep 2012

Some More Raspberry Recipes

After gorging on the cheesecake over the weekend (and of course sharing it with family & friends), I thought I’d post something a bit ‘lighter’! As promised in my earlier post, here is a recipe for Raspberry and Cilantro Salsa. I used some of the leftover berries to make a delicious Raspberry Compote, which went very well with the cheesecake and I also made a breakfast of it by slathering it on toast. Both recipes are quite easy to make, so have a go!

Raspberry and Cilantro Salsa

This salsa is a lovely combination of sweet, spicy and tart flavours and goes well with chips. It can also be used to garnish grilled meats.

You’ll need:
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • A handful of Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of Garlic, chopped
  • Juice of ½ a Lemon
  • ½tsp roasted Cumin Powder (optional)
  • 1-2 Jalapeno Peppers, chopped (optional)
  • Salt, pepper & sugar to taste

How to:
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Gently mash with a whisk or a spoon to release the berry juices. Leave some of the raspberries intact.
  • Chill for an hour. Adjust the seasonings and serve with tortilla chips.

Raspberry Compote

This makes a great topping on cakes, ice creams and other desserts. It can also be used as a relish with barbecued meats. The cinnamon stick is optional but I suggest you add it as it mellows the tartness of the raspberries. If you want seedless compote, crush the raspberries and pass them through a sieve. 

You’ll need:
  • 1 cup Raspberries (or a cup of sieved pulp)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • Juice of ½ a Lemon
  • 1 stick of Cinnamon

How to:
  • Combine all the ingredients in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • Bring it to a quick boil while stirring constantly.
  • Lower the heat to a gentle simmer and allow the sugar to dissolve and the compote to thicken.
  • Cool completely. Remove the cinnamon stick.
  • Store the compote in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for a week or two (if it isn’t polished off before that!)


  1. Two nice sounding raspberry recipes. Thanks for sharing, look forward to trying.

    1. Thanks so much! Let me know how they turn out :)