Garden Relish with Cucumbers and Green Tomatoes

Garden Relish with Green Tomatoes and Cucumbers
Garden Relish. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 Pints (192 servings)
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This delicious garden relish recipe is made with cucumbers, green tomatoes, onions, and peppers. The relish is easy to make with a grinder or food processor, and it makes a wonderful hot dog relish. Or, use the relish in salads or in a tartar sauce or similar sauce.

This is an excellent way to use late garden vegetables.

What You'll Need

  • 8 bell peppers (red and green, ground or finely chopped in food processor)
  • 4 cups green tomatoes (ground or finely chopped in food processor)
  • 4 cups pickling cucumbers (ground or finely chopped in food processor)
  • 3 cups onions (ground or finely chopped in food processor)
  • 3 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pickling salt
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices (in a tied cheesecloth bag)

How to Make It

  1. Prepare the work area, canner, jars, and lids. See Preparing Jars for Canning and Boiling Water Processing.
  2. Prepare the vegetables; drain off excess liquids.
  3. Combine the vegetables in a large stainless steel or enamel-lined kettle.
  4. Stir in 1 3/4 cups of the vinegar. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Continue boiling, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes.
  5. Drain and discard liquids.
  6. Add the remaining 1 3/4 cups vinegar, the sugar, salt, celery seeds, and mustard seeds. Add the cheesecloth bag with mixed pickling spices. Bring to a boil.
  1. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Fill hot, prepared jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
  3. Clean jar rims and fit with lids and rings. Process in a covered boiling-water bath canner for 10 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat, remove the cover, and let jars stand in the hot water for 5 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool completely.

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