Gladys' Zucchini Relish

"This yummy recipe was given to me by my Stepmom. It was always a hit on our summer table and goes great with hotdogs, hamburgers, roasts and just about anything. Prep/Cook times do not include letting the mixture stand overnight to season."
photo by Garnet M. photo by Garnet M.
photo by Garnet M.
Ready In:
1hr 15mins
6 pints




  • Mix first 3 listed ingredients together well and let stand overnight.
  • In morning, drain; rinse in cold water and drain again.
  • In large kettle mix the next 8 ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • After a boil is reached, add the zucchini mix along with the green and red sweet pepper.
  • Bring to a boil again.
  • Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  • Pour into hot jars and process in hot water bath for 5 minutes, to seal.

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  1. Susie D
    I was gifted with a large bag of zucchini & squash so came searching for a recipe to try to make a relish. I was lucky when I found this one! The relish is stellar!! I used a mixture of squash to equal 6 cups, added 2 grated carrots, and 4 cups of cabbage. After soaking the veggies overnight I discovered I was out of tumeric so I substituted sweet curry powder. The relish is <b>wonderful!</b> Sweet, sour, and so much flavor. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will be using it all summer.
  2. Trudy Neill
    I have a batch of this cooking as I type. Very easy to put together. Nice aroma and tangy, not too hot to the taste. Yet another way to use all the bountiful zucchini out of my garden. Thank You...Trudy Neill, Indiana
  3. Max1359
    I make a relish similar to this every year. I give a lot away and my brother gets his fair share. He will open a package of hot dogs and eat the whole jar in one sitting! Everyone loves this relish..
  4. LisaCooks
    I am giving this recipe five stars. I agree with SueChef #3 that the relish is too sweet (I am going to also reduce the sugar next time), BUT the flavor and texture is fabulous! I am also going to use two red pepper and one green next time to add a little more of that beautiful red color. LOVE IT!
  5. sue-scott
    THIS DOES NOT MAKE SIX QUARTS! IT MAKES SIX PINTS. I do like this recipe, but find it much too sweet--when I make it again, I will reduce the sugar by at least 3/4 cup. I think the combination of spices is excellent.



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