Prep 1 hr
Cook 48 hrs
Delicious! Once you've tried this, you won't be buying pickle relish anymore!
- 10 cups zucchini
- 3 cups onions
- 4 red bell peppers
- 5 tablespoons salt
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 3 cups vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- Grate zucchini in food processor, along with onion and bell peppers.
- Mix salt in with vegetables in large plastic bowl.
- Let stand overnight.
- Next morning, rinse thoroughly in a large strainer and drain well.
- Place shredded vegetables in large heavy pan and add remaining ingredients.
- Mix well and boil for 30 minutes.
- Pack and seal in hot sterilized jars.
Having never made home made relish before let alone zucchini relish, I am totally excited to say that this was a total success! It is very, very tasty!
I had a devil of a time finding Turmeric in my area, but finally found some. I didn't use as much sugar as the recipe called for and I am glad I didn't because it came out perfectly. It would have been way to sweet with all three cups. I used 1 cup of Splenda brand sweetener and 1 1/4 cups regular sugar. Everything else stayed the same. I also didn't make it to 8 jars, I did manage to get a beautiful five jars. Oh, and under the advise of my sister, who is sort of a canning guru, I water bathed it for six minutes just as a precaution.
Anyone wanting to dive into canning and try a great relish recipe should definitely try this one. Very easy and great flavor. I doubt I will ever use store bought relish again.
Thank you so much for this recipe!!!
This was my first try at relish, mostly because I am overwhelmed with zucchini from my garden. This was easy to make and my husband said it is the best relish he has ever tasted. Will be selling it at the farmers market. Want to try making a batch with a little zest...anyone tried this recipe with jalapenos?
Yum, yum, yum. Real easy and should make a beautiful addition to my Christmas baskets! I made only 1/3 of the recipe and subed in some yellow summer squash for some of the zucchini -- just because it's what I have. But it made a pretty little package, I think. Thanks for sharing.