Vidalia Onion Relish

Vidalia Onion Relish Recipe

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Lynette !


Truly a southern condiment, everyone I know has vidalia onion relish. Great as a condiment for greens, beans, and peas!


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14 pints
3 Hr 15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 22 c
    vidalia onions, chopped (about 10 pounds)
  • 1 c
    sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 large
    cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c
  • 4 c
    ice cubes
  • 4 1/2 c
  • 3 c
    white vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 2 Tbsp
    mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    celery seeds
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground turmeric

How to Make Vidalia Onion Relish


  1. Combine the onion, sweet red pepper, garlic, and salt in a large nonmetal container; stir well. Place the ice cubes on top of the onion mixture and let stand at room temperature for 3 hours; drain well. Place the onion mixture in a large Dutch oven; set aside.
  2. Combine the sugar and the remaining ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add to the onion mixture; bring to a boil, and boil 5 minutes.
  3. Pack the hot onion mixture into hot jars with a slotted spoon, filling to 1/2 inch from the top. Cover with the boiling liquid, filling to 1/2 inch from the top. Remove the air bubbles; wipe the jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids and screw on bands. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

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About Vidalia Onion Relish

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern

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