Enjoy Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish All Year Long

Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish is a delightful way to savor the flavors of garden-fresh cucumbers. With minimal effort, you can preserve the abundance of cucumbers, sweet peppers, and onions from your garden to enjoy throughout the year. Whether you use it on burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, or as an essential ingredient in your favorite dishes, this recipe will become a staple in your pantry.

Pint jars of sweet pickle relish with red peppers and fresh cucumbers

How to Make Sweet Pickle Relish:

Here is a simple step-by-step guide for making your very own Sweet Pickle Relish:

  1. Start by washing and drying your cucumbers and red peppers.
    Food Processor Collage chopping cucumbers, peppers, onions

  2. Cut the cucumbers into chunks.

  3. Remove the stems, seeds, and membranes of the red peppers, then cut them into chunks.

  4. Peel the onions, remove the ends, and cut them into chunks.

  5. Place the cucumbers in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Measure four cups of chopped cucumbers and transfer them to a large bowl.

  6. Add the red peppers to the food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Measure two cups of chopped peppers and add them to the bowl with the cucumbers.

  7. Next, add the onions to the processor and pulse until finely chopped. Measure two cups of chopped onions and add them to the bowl with the cucumbers.
    Making sweet pickle relish with chopped vegetables

  8. Add kosher salt to the vegetables and stir well to combine.

  9. Cover the mixture with ice water and set it aside for two hours.
    Colander of chopped vegetables for relish

  10. After two hours, drain the vegetables, rinse them thoroughly, and drain them again.
    Brine for Sweet Pickle Relish with celery seed and mustard seeds

  11. In a large stockpot, combine sugar, vinegar, celery seed, and mustard seed. Bring the mixture to a boil.
    Cooking sweet pickle relish for canning

  12. Stir in the drained vegetables and simmer for 10 minutes.
    Jars and lids in hot water for canning

  13. Spoon the hot relish into hot pint jars, leaving a ¼ inch of space at the top.
    Pickle Relish in mason jar

  14. Top the jars with lids and rings, hand-tightened.

  15. Place the jars into boiling water and process them for 15 minutes.

  16. Remove the jars from the water and set them aside to cool completely.

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This recipe should yield 3-4 pints or 6-8 half pints of delicious Sweet Pickle Relish. If using half pints, adjust the processing time to 10 minutes.

Chopped cucumbers, onions, sweet peppers

Learning to preserve your garden produce is a rewarding experience. If you’ve been curious about canning, this recipe is a great place to start. By growing your own food and preserving it, you can enjoy the flavors of summer all year round.

For a quick and easy alternative, try our Pickled Green Onions. They make a fantastic topping for hot dogs and burgers.

More Cucumber Recipes to Try:

  • Creamy Cucumber Salad: A must-have for summer cookouts, this salad is packed with flavor from crunchy red onions and fresh dill.

  • Thai Cucumber Salad: This summer favorite pairs well with any meal. Enjoy the refreshing crunch of cucumbers dressed in a sweet and tangy Asian dressing.

  • Chunky Vegetable Dip: Perfect for summer appetizers, this quick and easy dip features a creamy herb base with lots of crunchy vegetables. Serve with chips, crackers, or fresh veggies.

  • Greek Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing: Bursting with flavor, this salad is a staple for our family dinners. Enjoy the perfect balance of Mediterranean ingredients in each bite.

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Sweet Pickle Relish

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