Sweet Pickle Relish by the Jar
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- 2 cups pickling cucumbers, finely chopped (2 medium)
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped (2 medium)
- 1 cup green bell peppers (1 large) or 1 cup red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped (1 large)
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon celery seed (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- In a large non-metal bowl, combine cucumbers, onions, and peppers; toss with salt, then cover with water. Let stand, covered, for two hours.
- Drain vegetables in a colander and rinse with cold water; drain again.
- In a large pot, combine sugar, vinegar, mustard seeds, celery seeds (if using), and turmeric.
- Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Add vegetables and return to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until most of the liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes.
- Transfer to a hot sterilized jar and let cool.
- Cover and store in the refrigerator.
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