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homemade sweet relish

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This is a very tasty and versatile condiment. Use it on hot dogs and hamburgers as well as in tartar sauce, picnic salads, and more...

yield 7 jars of 250 ml
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For homemade sweet relish

  • 7 c
    (about 15 small ones) cucumbers, washed, ends cut off and finely chopped
  • 2 c
    white onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    pickling or kosher salt
  • 2 c
    white vinegar
  • 3 c
    granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    celery seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground turmeric

How To Make homemade sweet relish

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, onions, red pepper and salt. Cover the vegetables with water and let sit for 2 hours.
  • 2
    Drain the vegetables in a colander lined with cheesecloth. Rinse well and drain again.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium-high heat, add sugar and vinegar. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Add celery seeds, mustard seeds and turmeric; stir again. Add drained vegetables, stir, bring back to a boil then reduce heat to medium; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. If there’s foam on the surface, skim it off with a spoon and discard it.
  • 4
    Ladle the relish into sterilized jars leaving ½ inch headspace. Wipe the rims, place the lids and screw on the bands. Process jars in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Yields 7 250 ml jars
  • 5
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