Missed the Segment? Check it out HERE: HAPPY National Raisin Day

Raisins are great for snacking – but they are so much more. Today on Atlanta & CO Christine and I will whip up 3 innovative ways to use raisins.

FIVE Really Fun facts about RAISINS

  1. It takes 4 TONS of grapes to make 1 TON of raisins
  2. Selma California is the self-proclaimed “Raisin Capital’ of the world – fields around Selma produce 85% of California’s raisins, that means 90% of the world’s supply!
  3. When you see the word “Agrodolce” on a menu, it means sweet and sour and raisins are often used for the “sweet” part of the recipe.
  4. Almost all raisins are made from one variety of grape – the Thompson Seedless.
  5. Regular brown raisins and golden raisins are the same – brown raisins are just dried to bake in the sun. Golden raisins are dunked in hot water and dried in a special oven.

Goat Cheese, Orange and Raisin Coleslaw

  • 1 PKG Cole Slaw Mix
    2 – 4 OZ Crumbled Goat Cheese
    ⅓ Cup Chopped Toasted Walnut Pieces
    ⅓ Cup Golden Raisins
  • 1 Orange in 8 to 12 Pieces
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 TB White Balsamic Vinegar
    Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Toss the cabbage, cheese, walnuts, raisins and orange segments together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle on the oil and vinegar. Toss afain, taste and adjust the seasoning, and serve.

Smoky Sweet Pineapple and Raisin Salsa

  • ½ Cup Raisins
  • ½ Cup Dark Rum
  • 1 Cored Pineapple, chunked in ½” pieces
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers in Adobe, chopped
  • 1 TB Lime Juice
  • 1 TB Orange Zest
  • 3 TB Orange Juice
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Chopped Roasted Red Pepper
  • ½ Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • Sea Salt to Taste

Soak the raisins in the rum for an hour, drain and reserve the rum. Combine the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl, serve with chips or as a topping for grilled pork, chicken or fish.

AND a Facebook LIVE for the Spritzer directions HERE

Raisin Rum Citrus Sparkling Spritzer

  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 2 – 4 TB Lime Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • ½ Cup Reserved Raisin Rum, divided
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Oranges and Limes for Garnish

Add the juices and the coconut sugar to a pitcher, stir and mash with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the rum. Pour into 6 glasses and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with fruit.




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