This homemade corn relish is a sweet relish made with fresh corn, sweet peppers, and tomatoes. It's a delicious (and prize-winning!) relish.
Bell peppers, tomatoes, and chopped cucumbers are combined with sweet fresh corn kernels to make this delicious corn relish.See the reader comments for more suggestions.
Use this corn relish as a side dish or condiment with beans or barbecue, or use it as a sandwich topping. It's wonderful on fish tacos and burgers.
- 4 cups fresh corn kernels
- 5 cups chopped green bell peppers
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 2 cups coarsely chopped unpeeled cucumber
- 4 cups chopped red ripe tomatoes
- 4 cups vinegar
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon mustard seed
- Fill a large boiling water bath canner about three-quarters full. Add the empty canning jars and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a low simmer.
- Put the lids and bands in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer and keep them hot over the lowest heat.
- Combine prepared vegetables in a large, nonreactive saucepan or Dutch oven. Add vinegar, sugar, salt, turmeric, and mustard seed.
- Heat to boiling, simmer 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
- Fill the hot canning jars, wipe the rims and threads with a damp cloth, and then place the hot lids on the jars. Screw the bands on the jars, but don't over-tighten them.
- Put the filled jars in the hot water in the canner. If the water does not come up to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars, add more hot water. Bring the water to a boil; cover the pan and reduce the heat to maintain a gentle boil. Boil for 15 minutes. See below for high altitude times.
High Altitude Process Times
- Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner, or 20 minutes for altitudes of 1001 to 6,000 feet.
- Over 6,000 feet, process for 25 minutes.
"I made this recipe and won a blue ribbon in the county fair and second place overall. All my friends and neighbors keep asking for it." G.Kirk.
"My mother used to make this recipe when I was at home. We added hot peppers to some because my dad loved hot sweet and spicy, My mother did a remarkable job canning and preserving for her family, and everything she made was eaten and it was delicious. Did I say she was a Georgia peach, everything we ate was Southern." Viola
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