Total Time
10hrs 20mins
Prep 5 hrs
Cook 5 hrs 20 mins

A basic, sweet pickle relish recipe for canning.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all veg in a large bowl, sprinkle with salt, add water to cover and let stand for 5 hours.
  2. Drain well and press out remaining liquid.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Stir in veg and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Pack into clean hot jars leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  7. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath at altitudes up to 1000 feet.
Most Helpful

4 5

Easy recipe for my first pickle canning. I used 5 1/2 c cucumbers and only 1 1/2 c celery - everything else I kept the same. It smelled great going into the jars. However, it makes 6 1/2 pints, not 6 pints. With only 8.5 cups of veggies, I was wondering where the other 3.5 cups were coming from! Next time I'll double everything to get the expected volume. I chopped all the veggies in my non-electric Quick Chopper (like a Tupperware Quick Chef) and it was really fast & easy. Thanks for the recipe!

5 5

I doubled the recipe and left out the green pepper (my family can't eat them) and added the dill. Great relish that we have been adding to everything!

4 5

This is my first attempt to make relish. We are overrun by cucumbers from our garden so I thought this would be a great way to use them. It turned out really good. I accidently grabbed a zucchini and chopped it with the cucumbers. It worked fine so the next 2 batches I made I purposely added a little zucchini.