Recipe by Gail
"My mother's sweet zucchini relish is a family favorite. It's delicious on hamburgers and hot dogs."
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shredded unpeeled zucchini
red bell pepper, chopped
green bell pepper, chopped
2 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground black pepper
I have made a similiar recipe for about 20 years now. Once you have tried this relish you never want to go back to store bought. The difference between this recipe & mine is.. I use apple cider vinegar, 4 cups sugar, 1 TBSLP dry mustard & 1/8 cayenne pepper and a 2 tsp. cornstarch. I found mine just perfect for sweetness. So, to all you relish users..... try it...You'll love it!!!!
This recipe may not be safe for canning due to lower acidity!
With every addition you make of peppers, onions etc...you are lowering the acidity of this product. Using anything other than 5% vinegar will also render it unsafe. Water bath canning may not be appropriate.
Remember...Botulism is deadly. "I haven't killed anyone yet'' isn't a good excuse.
Please consult your extension office or contact the Ball Canning hotline prior to making this. They can assist you in determining the safety of these old recipes.
~A Master Food Preserver
I made 2 versions. First one was as written and it was really good...but a little too sweet for our tastes...would be great on a hotdog! 2nd version, I reduced the sugar to 2 cups, and added 5 finely chopped and seeded jalapenos. I will make this EVERY year. Easy prep...doesn't involve a 4 day process.. Great recipe!
Thank you for submitting this recipe! This is a wonderful use for the zucchini that seem to take over my garden over night. The only change I made was to sub a little of the white vinegar with cider vinegar as I was about 1/2 cup short. I used half-pint jars and processed for ten minutes. This is a keeper and I will be making it again and again!
I have been making this relish for years. This is better than any sweet pickle relish I have ever had. Really yummy on hot dogs! I also make this with splenda for a sugar free version. Try it you'll like it : )
Great recipe, my review is for the recipe as stated. However, 6 cups of sugar, in my opinion is way too much. The ratio of sugar to vinegar should be the same. I used 2 cups of sugar and apple cider vinegar instead of white. I will definitly make this again with those changes.
Love it! I did make a couple changes though. I used apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar and left out the cornstarch. I will use this recipe again!
I like it hot, so, I added 4 thinnly sliced and seeded jalapenos to the batch. Nice zing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Zucchini Relish
Serving Size: 1/112 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 112
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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