This is one of my favorite condiments and is a good way to use up some extra zucchini you may have on hand in summer. It seems like a lot of steps but I can do a whole batch in less than an hour and it is so YUUMY!
Dice all veggies to the same size (think pickle relish). I usually use the slicer on my food processor and then switch to my regular blade and just give it a couple zaps. It is super quick and makes a nice dice.
Blend water and salt into veggie mixture and soak 1 hour.
Drain off excess liquid.
In a saucepan blend together brown sugar, cider vinegar, mustard seeds, dill weed, ketchup (optional), & cayenne sauce (feel free to use less if you are not into spicy).
Bring mixture to a boil & make sure sugar is dissolved.
Add drained veggies to vinegar mixture.
Boil about 4-5 minutes, stir frequently.
In a small bowl mix together 1 T arrow root powder with 1/4 cup cool water.
Pour arrowroot mixture into the veggie mixture and blend thoroughly.
Continue to boil relish on med-low for 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Ladle into sterilized jars.
Place ring and band while still boiling hot.
Stores at room temp and is fantastic when used anywhere you might otherwise use relish.