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!)

2 comments:

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

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

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