Homemade Sweet Relish
7 c(about 15 small ones) cucumbers, washed, ends cut off and finely chopped
2 cwhite onions, finely chopped
1/2 cred peppers, finely chopped
1/4 cpickling or kosher salt
2 cwhite vinegar
3 cgranulated sugar, or to taste
1/2 Tbspcelery seeds
1/2 Tbspmustard seeds
1/2 tspground turmeric
How to Make Homemade Sweet Relish
- In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, onions, red pepper and salt. Cover the vegetables with water and let sit for 2 hours.
- Drain the vegetables in a colander lined with cheesecloth. Rinse well and drain again.
- 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.
- 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