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I have to agree you should use a red pepper, not green. Also, instead of prepared mustard and celery salt, I used mustard seeds and celery seeds. It tastes just like what I bought at Silver Dollary City in Branson, Missouri. Yum!
Most people do not realize that the "pickle" refers to the spices, not the vegetables. Many commercial relishes use cauliflower as one of the main ingrediants. I made 6 times the recipe, and got 13 pint jars. It is wonderful. Do try to add a red pepper for beautiful color. Looks & tastes just like comercial. Used up all those green tomatoes picked just before the frost. Be sure to drain very well, or it will be a little salty. I just dropped the cloves in too, & fished them out while filling the jars.
Yum! Used red pepper instead of green. Also added a little (there's a great measurement) red pepper flake. Gave a couple pints to a friend who loved the homemade pickle relish. She was surprised to find out it was green tomatoes! A keeper for those end of season green tomatoes. Thanks for posting!
Just made this..This is so YUMMY!!!!!!!! Gotta run to the store now and buy more red peppers! Going to make another batch! I substituted red peppers for the green ones as well. It is beautiful and oh so tasty!!
I picked 6 lbs of cherry tomatoes before the first frost we were supposed to get. I made a batch of this relish, but didn't chop the tomatoes because I figured, eh, they're small to start with. Mistake, as the relish came out soupy and chunky. Next time (and I have another 2 lbs to use up), I'm going to chop them in the food processor, because this is good stuff. I could eat it plain, that's how good it is. Yum.
Had tons of green tomatoes left from our garden, so I made a few pints of these. I didn't have any cloves so I left them out. Really good and easy. Will make some more tomorrow.
I cannot believe that I found this recipe, my mother used to make this when I was a kid, when she passed I could never find the recipe. this is the best relish can be used for many dishes. Thank you for posting this
This is wonderful. Tastes like expensive relish in the store. With a case of late blight hitting my beautiful tomatoes I'm using what I can. I had never had anything made from green tomatoes, and expecected something like green apples....This has great flavor. Had it with homegrown beef....an A plus. I will never let those green tomatoes go to waste again. Favorite new canning recipe in 2009.
Made this with assorted green cherry tomatoes from my garden, chopped in my food processor- Fantastic! Not too sweet, just enough spice and tang
I doubled the recipe and left out the peppers. This made a wonderful relish. Thanks for sharing.