Easy Homemade Relish {recipe}

easy Homemade Relish recipe

It’s canning season! One of the best times of the year :) I love making food from raw ingredients so I know exactly what went into it.

cucumbers for homemade relishThis past weekend I made pickles and ended up with left over cucumbers… a lot of them!

We had run of out dill, so we couldn’t make any more pickles. My husband suggested making relish and we decided to give it a try.

It turned out delicious and was very easy to make.

Homemade Relish


• 12 cups cucumbers, shredded
• 4 cups onions, finely chopped
• 1 red pepper, finely chopped
• 1 green pepper, finely chopped
• 4 jalepeno peppers, finely chopped
• 1/4 cup pickling (course) salt
• 3 cups water


• 2 1/2 cups white sugar
• 2 cups white vinegar
• 1 Tbsp dry mustard
• 1 Tbsp celery seed
• 1 1/2 tsp turmeric


• 1/4 cup white sugar
• 4 Tbsp cornstarch


  1. Shred cucumbers using a food processor and place in a large pot or bowl.
  2. Add onions and peppers to shredded cucumbers.
  3. Mix pickling (course) salt and water into cucumbers, onions and peppers. Let sit for 4 hours then drain the excess water.
  4. In a stockpot, mix brine ingredients and bring to a boil. Add drained vegetables and continue cooking until it’s boiling again.
  5. Add paste to boiling mixture and cook until thick.
  6. Pour hot relish into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4″ from the top. Seal tightly with stylized lids and rings.
  7. Place jars in a boiling water bath and process for 10 minutes.
  8. Label and store jars in cool, dark place. Use within 12 months and refrigerate once opened.


Lydia Di Francesco, Personal Trainer

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