Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Best Zucchini Relish

This is the best relish you will ever eat. It is a sweet zucchini relish. You know how when you buy the sweet relish in the stores and is is sickly sweet? This is not. It is sweet but not over powering. It's just right, the way relish should be, lol.

My mom was making this relish since I was a child. I have always loved it. When I moved out, she would always supply me with this dilishisness, clear into my married life, lol.
Such a sweet woman. 
When she passed away two years ago, I wasn't sure what I would do. My mom also sent my sister this relish and she did not have to make it either. Yes, we were spoiled, lol.





So I decided I could make it myself. It took me a whole year to talk myself into making it. And you know what? I did.
Just like mom did, thanks Mom, your were the best!




If you like sweet relish but not the overly sweetness that the store sells. This is a must try!!



It is not made with cucumbers but with zucchini.


I have decided to try and sell this as a way to make money to help out with our medical bills and hopefully a little to set aside.
Here is the recipe if you would like to make it:
This is from my Mom's recipe, Enjoy!!

Zucchini Squash Relish  (makes 6 pints)

10  cups zucchini red bell peppers
green bell peppers cups onion
jalapenos (optional)

Grind all ingredients together and mix well.

Sprinkle 5 Tablespoons salt over mixture - DO NOT stir in.  Leave overnight in refrigerator.

Rinse (using colander) with cold water and drain very good.  

Add the following ingredients

½  teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon celery seed Tablespoon cornstarch
2 ½   cups vinegar 4 ½  cups sugar

Cook all this over medium heat until starts a slow boil.  Continue cooking 20-30 minutes.

Pack into hot jars (pints) and put in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Can add dill seed or powder, jalapenos, chili pepper, pepper flakes or whatever…

We normally double this recipe and cook in our big roaster.

If anyone knows how to make this into a printable, please let me know,
Thank you.

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12 comments:

  1. I love relish, I've been getting a whole bunch of zucchini that I haven't know what to make with. This recipe will be perfect, I can't wait to try I'd love for you to come link up with us over at Throwback Thursday's link party, going all weekend long!

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    1. Oh I can't wait for you to try this recipe Alli, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!! Thank you for the invite!!

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  2. i love zucchini, great idea and so healthy, thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and inspire.
    Maria

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    1. Your welcome and so much healthier than the store bought!

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  3. Cheryl, I make a sweet relish that looks almost identical, but calls for large cucumbers. I am pinning this to try sometime. We sure do love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. That sounds great too! Tastes so much better than the store bought!

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  4. I love zucchini... and I love relish too, so this is on my must make list. Maybe without the jalapeños though!

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    1. Lol, I don't put jalapeños in either! It really is great tasting and not as sweet as the store bought!

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  5. This looks delicious! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  6. This looks really good and what a sweet memory of your mom too. I've never had relish with zucchini but it sounds fantastic. Especially when my zucchini plant is cranking out more than I know what to do with :).

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    1. Thanks for commenting Amy! You should try it sometime, it's great and not as sweet as the stores!!

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  7. That sounds amazing, Cheryl! I never heard of relish with zucchini, but I'd love to try it! So nice to be able to continue making a favorite family recipe!

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