Sweet Pickle Relish
*Makes 4 pints (though next time I’m gonna do half-pints)
- 6-7 large unpeeled cucumbers (about 4 cups), diced
- 2 medium green bell peppers (about 1 1/2 cups), diced
- 2 heads celery (about 3 cups), diced
- 1/4 cup salt
- 3 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1 tsp celery seed
- 1 tsp mustard seed
Finely chop the veggies in a food processor for a couple of seconds, being careful not to grind them into a puree. Pour the veggies into a large bowl and add salt; cover with water and let stand for about 5 hours.
Drain well, pressing the mixture to remove all liquid.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Continue stirring until all of the sugar has dissolved. Add the vegetable mixture to the saucepan, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Pack into hot, sterilized jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. Process for 10 minutes in a water bath canner.
I love mixing some chicken or tuna with some mayo and homemade sweet pickle relish for a quick sandwich or cracker spread! Yummy!!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.