Saturday, July 1, 2017

Relishing Life... Garden Relish



Garden Relish
Found on Canning Recipes Only (found on Pinterest)


This flavorful garden relish is made with cucumbers, green tomatoes, peppers, and onions.

Ingredients:

8 bell peppers, red and green, ground or finely chopped in food processor

4 cups ground green tomatoes, or finely chopped in food processor

4 cups ground pickling cucumbers, or finely chopped in food processor

3 cups ground onions, or finely chopped in food processor

3-1/2 cups cider vinegar

2 cups sugar

2 tablespoons pickling salt

2 tablespoons mustard seeds

1 teaspoon celery seeds

2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices in a tied cheesecloth bag

Prepare the vegetables; drain off excess liquids.

Combine the vegetables in a large stainless steel or enamel-lined kettle. Stir in 1-3/4 cups of the vinegar. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Continue boiling, stirring frequently, for 30 mintues. Drain and discard liquids.

Add the remaining 1-3/4 cups vinegar, the sugar, salt, celery seeds, and mustard seeds. Add the cheesecloth bag with mixed pickling spices. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Fill hot, prepared jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Clean jar rims and fit with lids and rings. Process in a covered boiling-water bath canner for 10 minutes.


Turn off heat, remove the cover, and let jars stand in the hot water for 5 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool completely.

Makes 6 pints.

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