Zucchini and Green Tomato Relish

Zucchini Green Tomato Relish
Photo: Diana Rattray
  • Total: 110 mins
  • Prep: 90 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 5 pints (80 servings)

I used the coarse grind of my stand mixer's grinder attachment to make this sweet relish. This is a great relish for hot dogs or burgers, and it's a good way to use extra green tomatoes and zucchini. Finely chop the vegetables if you don't have a grinder. 

What You'll Need

  • 4 1/2 cups zucchini (ground, about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups green tomatoes (ground, about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 3 large bell peppers (red and/or yellow, ground)
  • 1 large onion (peeled, ground)
  • 1/3 cup​ salt (pickling or canning salt)
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ​​pickling spices
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 cloves​ garlic (finely minced)

How to Make It

  1. Put ground vegetables in a large nonreactive container with salt; gently stir to combine.
  2. Top with about 3 cups of ice cubes, cover, and let stand for 3 hours. 
  3. Drain and lightly rinse.
  4. In a large, nonreactive kettle combine the vinegar, sugar, spices, mustard seeds, turmeric, and garlic.
  5. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add drained vegetable mixture and bring slowly to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  1. Pack into clean jars.
  2. Wipe rims with a clean damp cloth and seal with 2-part lids.
  3. Process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.

See Also

Preparing Jars for Canning and Boiling Water Processing

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
24 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)