sweet zucchini relish

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a recipe by
Keta Flowers
perkinston, MS

I found this recipe in an old Family Circle and have been making it ever since. Family and friends love it and prefer it to pickle relish!Easy way to use up all the zucchini in your garden!

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serves makes 9 half pints or 5-6 pints.

Ingredients For sweet zucchini relish

  • 10 c
    shredded zucchini ( about 3 #)
  • 4 c
    onions chopped
  • 1/4 c
    pickling salt or kosher salt (i use kosher)
  • 5 c
  • 2 1/4 c
    distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    celery seed
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper

How To Make sweet zucchini relish

  • 1
    Combine zucchini, onion,& salt in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnigh or 8 hours.
  • 2
    Rinse Zucchini mixture in colander. Drain and squeeze dry. Pat with paper toweling to dry further.
  • 3
    Place mixture, sugar, vinegar, celery seed, turmeric, and black pepper in large nonaluminum dutch oven. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring.
  • 4
    Meanwhile prepare your jars, lids and screw bands according to manufacturer's directions.
  • 5
    Ladle hot relish through a funnel into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Cover with lids; screw on bands. Process jars in large pot simmering water for 15 minutes.Jars should be covered by 1 inch of water. Remove jars to rack to cool. Test seals. Store in cool dark place at least 2 weeks before using.

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