Your Thanksgiving Table Needs Pineapple Salsa and Apple Chutney (Really!)

"Are you up for adding a little spice into your holiday? This year, I'm shelving my classic cranberry sauce recipe in favor of something slightly more exotic: a pineapple salsa and an apple-date chutney. Untraditional, sure; but these flavorful toppings will definitely bring some excitement to your table and maybe even become a new tradition all their own. Try these simple recipes out when Thanksgiving arrives -- you might give up gravy for good."

-Everyday Food's Sarah Carey

Pineapple Salsa and Apple-Date Chutney

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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, minced 1 tablespoon peeled and thinly sliced ginger
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Seeds from 3 cardamom pods (optional) or 1/2-inch piece cinnamon stick
2 green apples, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup coarsely chopped dates (or any other dried fruit)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

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1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add onion, ginger, cardamom and salt, and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in apples, dates, sugar and vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce to a vigorous simmer, and cook, partially covered, until apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

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