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cucumber relish

a recipe by
Melissa Buchanan-Smith
Clarkston, MI

Perfect for a hot dog on the grill!

serves 24 hot dogs
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cucumber relish

  • 1 tsp
    mustard seed
  • 1 tsp
    dill seed
  • 3 Tbsp
    kosher salt or pickling salt
  • 3 c
    cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 c
    pepper, yellow diced
  • 1/2 c
    pepper, red diced
  • 1 sm
    onion diced
  • 1 c
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1 pinch
  • 4 oz
    chile diced, mild
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    dark molasses

How To Make cucumber relish

  • 1
    Finely dice vegetables. Mix and place in a bowl. Add the salt. Cover with ice water and let sit for a minimum of one hour.
  • 2
    Drain well. Rinse with water and drain again. Squeeze out all excess water. Use an emulsion mixer to your desired consistency.
  • 3
    In a saucepan heat all other ingredients to a boil. Add vegetables that have been drained. Boil five more minutes. Turn down and let simmer 20 more minutes.
  • 4
    If canning, place into your jars with lids and place in boiling water for ten minutes. Serve cold. Also good poured over a block of cream cheese and served on crackers.