Recipe: Holiday Zinfandel Chia Onion Relish

A healthy holiday recipe

Serve this colorful, flavorful relish at Thanksgiving in place of the standard cranberry relish that is high in calories and simple carbohydrates. The onions and zinfandel give this dish unexpected sweetness and a fabulous taste. Our holiday relish has zero carbohydrates — and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the chia seeds as a bonus.

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1 cup red onion, sliced
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1½ teaspoons agave nectar
4 tablespoons zinfandel wine
½ teaspoon chia seed


  1. Heat oil in sauté pan; add onions, and sauté until tender.
  2. Add agave nectar and sauté until lightly caramelized.
  3. Add zinfandel wine and chia seed; reduce until it reaches a syrupy consistency.
  4. Serve as a side accompaniment to turkey breast as you would cranberry relish.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: ½ cup
Makes 2 servings

Calories: 100                     
Carbohydrate: 12g
Saturated Fat: 0g            
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 1g
Sugars: 7g
Fiber: 2g
Sodium: 0mg   

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