Pickle Relish

Berniece Cronquist


My mother has made this as long as I can remember. I've never found any other relish that comes close. My house smells wonderful when I make this.


★★★★★ 1 vote

45 Min
2 Hr


Add to Grocery List

12 large
cucumbers, peeled, seeded and quartered lengthwise
green peppers, quartered and seeded
4 large
onions, quartered
red pepper, quartered and seeded
1 qt
white vine
5 c
white sugar
2 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
mustard seed
4 Tbsp
celery seed
1/2 Tbsp
ground cloves

How to Make Pickle Relish


  • 1Grind the cucumbers, onions, and peppers in a grinder. Let most of the water run off. Put in a large stock pot and simmer for 30-45 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add vinegar, sugar and all spices and simmer until you have the consistency you like. I like a thicker relish so I simmer mine about an hour at least.
  • 2Have your jars in hot water and simmer your flat seals. Fill the jars and wipe off the rim. Place on the seals and rings and place on a towel to cool. They do not need to be water bathed. I have tried making it by running the veggies through a shredder but I like the consistency better if they are ground up. I hope you like it. My family is spoiled by this relish. I never buy any store brand. The aroma in my kitchen is wonderful.
  • 3You can also pack this relish in small pickle jars. Any glass jar that has the rubber seal works. In a pinch when I've used all my canning jars for other things, I've used spaghetti sauce jars too.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pickle Relish

Course/Dish: Spreads, Dressings
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #relish

Show 1 Comment & Review

How To Cut An Avocado (like A Pro) Recipe

How to Cut an Avocado (Like A Pro)

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Thanks to the Just A Pinch Test Kitchen, you can easily cut an avocado like a pro! Watch the "pinch tips" video here.