Green Tomato Relish

Doreen Fish


I remember the days I used to rate a recipe in a book after I tried it...that way I knew whether it was worth repeating.
This recipe was marked September , 1989 and it had 5 stars beside it and it said excellent!!
It is indeed and I have been making it a matter of fact I make sure I grow late tomatoes to have my green ones for my relish.
It is great as a condiment with roast beef, turkey , on hamburgers, hotdogs...whatever it is so yummy!!


★★★★★ 4 votes

5 pints


  • 8 c
    sliced green tomatoes...i usually triple this recipe
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    cider vinegar
  • 2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 3 c
    sliced onions
  • 2 large
    sweet red peppers, chopped
  • 1
    hot red pepper, chopped

How to Make Green Tomato Relish


  1. Mix the salt with the sliced tomatoes and allow to stand overnight. Drain.
    Ina large pot combine vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, turmric and onions. Bring to a boil and simmer about 5 mins.
    Stir in the drained tomatoes, onions and the peppers.
    Bring to a boil and simmer gently 20 mins or so.
    I usually simmer a little longer as I like it quite soft.
    Pack into hot sterilized jars and seal

Printable Recipe Card

About Green Tomato Relish

Course/Dish: Spreads

Show 19 Comments & Reviews

10 Greasy Food Recipes Better Than Delivery

10 Greasy Food Recipes Better Than Delivery

We say we avoid it, but secretly we all love greasy food. After a night out enjoying a few drinks or when it’s been a hard day and you just want comfort food, a greasy meal makes everything better. Cheesy pizza… nachos… loaded fries… sometimes you just need to go for it and say calories […]

What To Make With a Brick of Cream Cheese

What To Make With a Brick of Cream Cheese

Cream cheese can be used for so much more than just adding a schmear to a toasted bagel. You can’t make a New York-style cheesecake without it. Cream cheese makes macaroni and cheese even creamier. When sweetened, it’s the best frosting. But those aren’t the only ways to cook or bake with cream cheese. Breakfast, […]

20 Southern Staple Cornbread Recipes

20 Southern Staple Cornbread Recipes

There’s just something we love about homemade cornbread in the fall. Paired with a bowl of chili, topped with pinto beans or just cooked to golden brown perfection in a cast iron skillet, cornbread is one of our favorite delicious comfort foods. From mom’s classic recipe to something a little spicier, we have a cornbread […]