Tricolor Sweet Pepper Relish Recipe

Photographs: Joshua Bousel

This fresh, tangy, and fruity sweet pepper relish livens up a homely hot dog in a way fitting for the start of a new grilling season.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 12 servings

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  • 4 cups water

  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/8-inch dice

  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/8-inch dice

  • 1 large orange bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/8-inch dice

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar

  • 1/3 cup white sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Removed from heat, add in diced peppers and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain peppers through fine mesh strainer.

  2. Add in vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, salt, and celery seeds into now empty saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.

  3. Add peppers and simmer, stirring occasionally, until little liquid remains, 15-20 minutes. Transfer relish to a jar, let cool slightly, then cover and place in refrigerator until completely chilled. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
33 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 61mg 305%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 67mg 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.)