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Hot Dog Relish Recipe
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Hot Dog Relish

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"This is my mom's relish recipe. It is easy. Use it on hot dogs or in macaroni salad. Delicious! It makes approximately 9 to 12 pints."

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Original recipe makes 10 pints Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place onions, cabbage, bell peppers, and tomatoes in a food processor, and pulse until finely minced. Drain, and remove contents to a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, cover, and let stand overnight. Pour contents into a colander; rinse, and drain. Return contents to bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together mustard seed, celery seed, turmeric, sugar, white vinegar, and water. Pour over vegetable mixture, and stir to combine.
  3. Pour mixture into a large pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Store, refrigerated, in sterilized, sealed pint jars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 16, 2008

I haven't yet made this exact recipe, but it is nearly identical to the one my grandma made for many, many years. I have her recipe and the only differences are that she used both red and green peppers (6 red and 10 green), a bit more celery seed, and cider vinegar instead of white. This is my favorite relish! It's not a dill relish, nor a traditional sweet relish. It has a taste all its own, and nothing I find in the stores tastes as good as this does, to me.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2008

I have used a recipe similar to this for years. The problem with this one is that you put everything in a food processor. I have tried that and using a grinder and always go back to chopping by hand. A bit more work but the colors stay true and so do the flavors. Sometimes you just can't short cut.

Aug 14, 2006

Unfortunately, I can't agree with the previous reviewer - I scaled it down to 10 servings but made this recipe as written, and I didn't like it at all. I'm not sure if it was the turmeric, the mustard seeds or both, but it tasted bitter; it was extremely unappetizing-looking too. Husband refused to even try it. Sorry.

Feb 23, 2009

I didn't have any green tomatoes, so I used tomatillos in their place. Their seeds looked lovely in the relish. Also, I did reduce the recipe to 10 servings and next time I would add slightly less sugar. This was very good on a hot dog.

Jul 17, 2006

This is my Mom's recipe. I use it in Macaroni Salad and it's wonderful. Substitute it when a recipe calls for a sweet relish and you'll be pleased.

Jun 03, 2012

This recipe is same as what i make, but I do use 8 green peppers and 6 red peppers...use it in mac & tater salads, sloppy joes, barbecues, everything! It's been known to us as "Hot Dog relish' but we use it for everything and everyone loves it!! And while we used to grind by hand, now I use the food processor cause it's easier on the hands...:)

Sep 26, 2011

I grew up making this with my Mother and sisters! Great relish! I have had people tell me, "I don't care for pickle relish." But I tell them this is not pickle relish, its green tomato relish. They try it and love it! It's great warm and fresh or cold. I can eat it by the spoon full! Thanks.

Feb 19, 2013

Easy to make and a nice blend of flavor. I am taken by the ammount of sugar, though. Next time I wil cut back considerably.


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  • Calories
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 567 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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