Sweet and Spicy Pickle Relish Recipe

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Marisa McClellan

It's time to shake off the lowbrow reputation that pickle relish has been saddled with for so long and bring out into the limelight. Since it's essentially a chopped pickle, you can use it anywhere that a bit of sliced or minced dill pickle might go. Spread it on a sandwich, stir it into tuna or chicken salad or even put it out on a cheese tray along with a dish of tapenade.

Recipe Facts

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Active: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Serves: 32 servings
Makes: 2 pints

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups grated green pepper (about 2 large)

  • 3 cups grated pickling cucumber (6 to 8 pickles)

  • 1 cup minced or grated onion (about 1 medium)

  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar, divided

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds

  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes

Directions

  1. Combine prepared green pepper, cucumber, and onion in a large, non-reactive (stainless steel or enamel-coated) pot. Stir in one cup of apple cider vinegar and bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have cooked down and the liquid is reduced by about 1/3, about 30 minutes. Drain the vegetables, discard liquid, and return vegetables to the pot.

  2. Add remaining vinegar, sugar and the spices. Bring to a simmer and cook for five minutes. Remove pot from heat.

  3. Fill jars, wipe rims, apply lids and rings. Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes (starting time when pot returns to a boil). Remove jars from pot and let cool on a towel-lined countertop.

  4. When jars are completely cool, remove the rings and test the seals. The relish is good to eat immediately. Store sealed jars in a cool dark place for up to a year.

Special equipment

mason jars, canning pot

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
34 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 32
Amount per serving
Calories 34
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 47mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)