Home Style Zucchini Relish

Brad Nichols


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 vote

Makes 5 pints
8 Hr 20 Min
20 Min


  • 5 lb
    fresh zucchini (or cucumber)
  • 6 large
  • 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

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