Fresh Green Tomato Relish | Midwest Living

Fresh Green Tomato Relish

Fresh Green Tomato Relish

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  • Makes: 22 servings
  • Yield: 5 1/2 cups
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 9 mins to 12 mins
  • Cool 1 hr
  • Chill 2 hrs to 1 week

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Don't let any hard, unripened tomatoes go to waste! Pile this gingery, sweet-tart relish on brats or hamburgers, or serve it over grilled fish. The relish keeps well in the fridge for 1 week, but if you like, it can be canned for longer storage or to be given as gifts.


  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large green tomatoes, cored and chopped (6 cups)
  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow sweet pepper, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped


  1. Heat a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add mustard seeds and crushed red pepper; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until seeds begin to pop. Add sugar, vinegar, the water, ginger, garlic and salt. Bring to a simmer; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes and sweet peppers to Dutch oven. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are just tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in green onions.
  3. Transfer relish to a bowl or storage container. Allow to cool for 1 hour. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 1 week.


  • Canning: Prepare through step 2. Ladle hot relish into six hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe the jar rims and adjust lids. Process jars in a boiling-water canner for 10 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars; cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

(Fresh Green Tomato Relish)

Servings Per Recipe 22, pro. (g) 1, carb. (g) 4, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 114, sugar (g) 3, Potassium (mg) 138, cal. (kcal) 22, vit. A (IU) 534, vit. C (mg) 23, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 12, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, calcium (mg) 10, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, iron (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, Fat, total (g) 0

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