Three Spread relishes I relished spreading are...
Middle Eastern Relish: I'm starting with this relish because- wow. It is packed with spices, dates and lemons, which takes you into the heart of a souq if you close your eyes. I made a roast leg of lamb which I served up with cous cous, and the Middle Eastern Relish was the absolute perfect accompaniment. This relish is aromatic and warming and would also go well on a falafel dish. Spread recommends adding this relish to goat, and who am I to counter this judgement after they've created such a great blend of tastes in this little jar?
Red Tomato Chutney: This lasted 2 days in our house- I am not kidding. I made mushroom burgers pictured below and we all just slathered this Red Tomato Chutney onto it because all you could taste were rich, ripe tomatoes beautifully blended with spices. The fresh herbs used in this relish adds a lighter dimension as well. The Red Tomato Chutney was chunky from blending a bunch of natural ingredients together and keeping out any artificial thickeners. Use this on anything you would normally use ye olde tomato sauce for and make your meat pie magical.
Pear, Fig & Ginger Relish: I've never tasted anything like this relish before- pear, fig and ginger is just one of the most inspired combinations and is insanely good served up with a cheese board. I've also used this in a cold turkey sandwich which worked a treat and I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to cranberry sauce again. Being something of a fig-fan, I wasn't sure how much fig you'd be able to taste in this, but figgy-goodness carries through really well and isn't at all smothered by the ginger.
All Spread products are vegan-friendly and free from gluten and soy. Another Spread-secret that adds to the taste but not to the waist, is that they only use half the amount of sugar that is used in traditional recipes.
If you happen to find yourself roaming markets in and around Port Campbell, you may find one or more of these relishes, and if you do, try some samples- your taste buds will thank you!