home style zucchini relish

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a recipe by
Brad Nichols
Pleasantville, NY

My mom used to make this relish when I was growing up. It was a great use of all the huge Zucchini that grew in our garden. There always seemed to be more than you could possibly eat! Not as sweet as standard green relish I love the homemade flavor this adds to burgers and dogs - there is nothing quite like it! You can also substitute cucumbers for the Zucchini if that happens to be your garden crop of choice! Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1
serves Makes 5 pints
prep time 8 Hr 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For home style zucchini relish

  • 5 lb
    fresh zucchini (or cucumber)
  • 6 lg
  • 2
    red bell peppers - seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 c
    coarse pickling salt
  • 2 c
    distilled white vinegar
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    mixed pickling spice
  • 2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp

How To Make home style zucchini relish

  • 1
    Finely chop the Onions, peppers and unpeeled Zucchini, place in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Mix in Pickling salt and cover with water. Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator overnight
  • 3
    Drain and rinse thoroughly with cold running water
  • 4
    Combine vegetables and all remaining ingredients in a large saute pan and bring to a boil
  • 5
    Simmer uncovered for 20 mins, stirring often.
  • 6
    Ladle into hot, sterilized pint jars and seal