Zucchini Relish | Midwest Living

Zucchini Relish

Zucchini Relish

Login to rate this recipe.
  • Yield: 8 half-pints
  • Prep 1 hr
  • Stand 1 hr
  • Cook 8 mins
  • Process 10 mins

Login to save this recipe

If you have a food processor, use it! This zingy relish requires lots of chopping. Try it on brats or burgers, or even with grilled chicken or pork chops. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.


  • 2 1/2 pounds zuchinini, finely chopped
  • 1 pound onions, finely chopped
  • 2 red sweet pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup canning and pickling salt
  • 5 cups ice
  • Brine
  • 2 cups white distilled vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In an extra large nonmetal bowl combine zucchini, onions, red sweet pepper and jalapenos. Sprinkle the canning and pickling salt over vegetables. Add ice; toss to combine. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Transfer vegetable mixture to a large colander set in sink. Rinse with cold water; drain. (Try to pick out the unmelted bits of ice, but don't be too particular about it. If a few remain, that's OK.)
  3. In an 8-quart stainless-steel, enamel or nonstick heavy pot combine vinegar, sugar, garlic, mustard seeds, turmeric, celery seeds and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Add drained zucchini mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Ladle relish into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids. Process filled jars in boiling-water canner for 10 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

(Zucchini Relish)

Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 2, Niacin (mg) 0, sodium (mg) 112, fiber (g) 0, Potassium (mg) 36, sugar (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Folate (µg) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Fat, total (g) 0, vit. C (mg) 5, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 0, pro. (g) 0, calcium (mg) 4, cal. (kcal) 12, vit. A (IU) 78, iron (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0

Add Your Comment