Lynda's Favorite Zucchini Hot Dog Relish

Lynda Kolbinskie


Hands down, my all time favorite hot dog relish! Recipe was given to me years ago by an Italian Uncle. Once you try it, pickle relish won't taste as good! LOL

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I have enjoyed relish all my life. But, I don't think I have ever had one with zucchini in it so this recipe intrigued me. I loved it! The flavors are tasty and it really gave my hot dog an extra zing. I can't wait to try it on beans and vegetables. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

Makes Approx. 4 Quarts
14 Hr 30 Min
30 Min


  • c
    10 cups gruond zucchini (skin on)
  • Tbsp
    4 tablespoons salt (i use pickling)
  • dash(es)
    dash of garlic salt (to your taste!)
  • c
    4 cups ground onion (i like vidalia's!)
  • large
    1 large chopped red pepper
  • c
    5 cups of sugar
  • tsp
    1teaspoon dry mustard
  • tsp
    1 teaspoon of nutmeg (ground)
  • tsp
    1/2 teaspoon of pepper (black or white)
  • large
    1 large chopped green pepper
  • c
    2 cups white vinegar
  • tsp
    1 teaspoon tumeric
  • tsp
    1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • tsp
    2 teaspoons of celery seed

How to Make Lynda's Favorite Zucchini Hot Dog Relish


  1. Grind 10 cups of Zucchini and place in large pot (with a lid) add the salt and garlic salt, cover with cold water and soak overnight. (I add lots of ice cubes and place pot in a cool place. If not, put it in the fridge!)
  2. The following morning, drain and rinse well in a large colander. Return to pot and add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Seal in jars while the relish is very hot.
  3. Place jars in canning pot and cover with water. Boil the submerged jars for at least 15-20 minutes to make sure seals are airtight. Remove jars from canning pot with tongs and place on a towel in your sink until they cool (this prevents jars from cracking).
  4. After opening a jar of relish, store opened jars in the fridge!

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About Lynda's Favorite Zucchini Hot Dog Relish

Course/Dish: Other Sauces Spreads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: The Great Tailgate!
Other Tag: Healthy

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