By m f on September 04, 2003
Photo by *SimplyME*
Photo by *SimplyME*
"I found this recipe in a canning book. It look easy, so I tried it. It tastes like the relish in the store. Plus, you can use all those green tomatoes you look at and hate going to waste."
Serving Size: 1 (1531 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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."
"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."
"sounds easy, ive made several gr tom relish recipes and this is the easiest one woth fewest ingredients. im sure it will be good."
"I thought I'd lost your recipe from last year! Became a member several months ago, so now is time to say THANK YOU! Couldn't tell you how many batches I made last year. I had to 'make' my sister and mother taste your relish. Made firm believers out of them real quick, lol; they thought it was going to be mushy. Instead, ultra yummy crispy! Then I told them it was made from green tomatoes. They were impressed. Needless to say, everyone got some for Christmas in their baskets...:) I have 2 pints left now, every jar just as good as the first. Tomatoes are coming on now, so ya know what I will be doing soon...:) Thanks for sharing!"
"I love this relish !!! Did not need to change a thing."
"wow. this is a great hit with my kids, family and friends. used it for picnic what a hit, great job highly recommend and easy to make.."
"This is an excellent relish, whether it is called chow chow or green tomato relish, it is so good I'm making my second batch, my husband loves it. I added a small amount of jalapeno pepper as well as some red pepper for color. The spices and vinegar are perfect from this original recipe. Thank you. Sue H."
"Now this is the chow chow I remember! The jars are sealing as we speak. Taste testing along the way allows me to rate it now. When this is made again, I'll try brown suger or a mix of the two. But other than that, I wouldn't change a thing. This is almost my granny's. Also, this is such a basic recipe you could do anything with it. Thanks for posting! UpDate: 9/4/07. This is my kinda relish/chow chow. I've given some to others that also craved this taste and they love it! The brown sugar batch is good also. My sister wants more, my DH's co-worker brought his jars back cuz he knew he would get some more! Yum Yum! Thanks!!!!!"
"Great way to use up green tomatoes. I misread and used celery seed rather than celery salt, but I think that was a good mistake to have made as the relish tasted fine. I also just added the cloves along with everything else and removed them later. Thanks for sharing."
"I made this last year, but used dill weed instead of celery salt, bought the wrong ingredient. It came out great. Everyone loves it. Will definately be making it again this year. "
"My sister-in-law and I made this last Saturday and it was very good. We also added the red pepper but no food color...it was pretty. We also doubled the recipe and ended up with 11 half pints.This was our 4th attempt ever at canning and were very pleased with the ease of it all. Thank you. Janita, Baltimore, MD."
"Very good! It does, indeed, taste like commercial sweet pickle relish. I didn't bother with tying the cloves in cheesecloth, I just fished them out afterwards. I used a sweet red pepper instead of green to make it look more authentic. It was a very pale green, so I added a few drops of green food coloring. I got 4 half pint jars. Deb Wolf, Huntley, IL"