Grandmas Tasty Zucchini Relish

READY IN: 25hrs
Recipe by um-um-good

I'll be honest-I never tried this relish when my grandma served it because I wasn't too keen on the look of it. This year I "inherited" 15 zucchini and have been told I'll be "inheriting" more. Out of desperation, I decided to make a batch of her relish. I reasoned that everyone else in the family loves it-I'll give it to them. Now that I've actually eaten it-I'm not sharing. This is not only a great way to use up a bumper crop of zucchini it's a great condiment!


I made this yesterday. It's very tasty although I found it quite runny. This could be because I probably didn't drain the zuchinni poperly. As per other recipes, they call for squeesing the zuchinni.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice zucchini as thinly as possible (food processor is a big help to do this).
  2. Sprinkle with the salt.
  3. Let sit overnight.
  4. Wash and drain the zucchini.
  5. Put in a large pot, add onions to the zucchini and mix well.
  6. Add sugar and 6 cups vinegar.
  7. Cook on a medium-high heat, stirring often-It will easily scorch because of the sugar content.
  8. In the meantime, in a separate dish mix together the mustard seed, turmeric and flour well. Add the 2 tbsp of vinegar to make a runny paste-You may need to add more vinegar.
  9. Add mixture to pot and stir constantly.
  10. Continue to cook mixture until it thickens (approx. 1 - 1 1/2 hour).
  11. Scoop into sterilized jars and seal.

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