Sweet Pickle Relish

Laura Geese

By
@Goose_Hill_Farm

I found this recipe on the blog of "New Life On A Homestead" that I just HAD to try! We love relish and I use it for more than just on hot dogs. It is especially wonderful in my brown sugar sloppy joes or in chicken or tuna salad! Mmmm!


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Prep:

6 Hr

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

6-7
large unpeeled cucumbers (about 4 cups), diced
2
medium green bell peppers (about 1 1/2 cups), diced
2
heads celery (about 3 cups), diced
1/4 c
salt
3 1/2 c
sugar
2 c
white vinegar
1 tsp
celery seed
1 tsp
mustard seed
1 c
onion, diced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a food processor, finely chop the cucumbers, peppers, onion, and celery, being careful not to grind them into puree.
2
Pour the veggies into a large bowl and add your salt. Cover with water and let stand out of the way for about 5 hours.
3
After you have let them sit for the desired time, drain well, pressing the mixture to remove all the liquid. This part takes a little while, but be patient....you will love the results!
4
Combine the remaining ingredients in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Be careful not to take to deep a breath over the pot, the vinegar smell will get strong for a little bit.
5
Continue stirring until all of the sugar has dissolved. Add the vegetable mixture to the saucepan, and simmer for 15 minutes.
6
Pack into hot, sterilized jars leaving 1/2 inch head space, always remembering to clean the rim of each jar to remove any relish that may prevent the jars from sealing properly. Process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy