Relish Recipes

September 9, 2016

When I serve this relish my guests agree that it is the best relish they have ever tasted. It is not your typical pickle relish, but is made from sweet peppers and onions. It can be made entirely from green peppers, but the sweet red pepper gives it a beautiful appearance. I use a mini food processor to chop the onions. It is so easy.


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes for syrup

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 pint


  • 2 medium sweet green peppers
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Simmer vinegar, sugar and salt over medium heat for four minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. Finely chop peppers and onions. Drain well.
  3. Add cooled liquid to peppers. Stir.
  4. Can be stored in glass bottles or plastic containers.
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Someone here just requested a recipe for roasted red pepper relish and I recently just tried it for the first time from an old Bon Appetite magazine. The request motivated me to stop being a procrastinator and type it up to share.

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To make store-bought relish more flavorful, mix in some raw sweet small-diced onions and/or finely chopped red bell peppers and/or small diced carrots. Dump the relish in a bigger jar to allow more room before adding the extras. Shake the jar to mix.

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February 9, 2010

Put all vegetables through a food chopper using a coarse blade. Drain off and discard liquid. Measure each vegetable after chopping. Mix vegetables with the salt and let stand overnight.

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Grind peppers and onions. drain off juice. Mix ground or powdered mustard with vinegar. Mix all ingredients together and cook for 1/2 hour.

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Grind and mix together; add 1/2 cup pickling salt. Mix ingredients thoroughly with rinsed vegetables and bring to a boil, then let simmer for 3 minutes.

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Great canning recipe! Also a great use of the produce from your garden!

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This is a great combination of fruit and veggies!

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This is a great way to make use of some of the fresh produce from your garden this summer!

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This is a great little extra to put on the table. So good you can eat it right out of the jar!

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Yummy and easy to make!

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February 8, 2010

Cut celery into half inch strips. Seed peppers and cut into half inch squares. Add onions. Cover with boiling water and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain.

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September 15, 2008

Mix together and bring to boil. Boil for 20 minute. Pack in hot jars and seal.

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Cut corn from ear, shred cabbage and chop onions and peppers. Mix rest of ingredients to make syrup. Mix. Boil 30-45 minutes. Put in jars and seal.

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November 17, 2005

Great served with a pot of cooked dried beans and a pone of cornbread or hushpuppies.

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January 12, 2009

Does anyone have a recipe for piccalilli relish? The company we always got it from says that they discontinued it. Help, my husband LOVES this.

Barb from Mountaindale, NY


January 12, 20090 found this helpful

This is the recipe my mother used, I hope it helps.
2 qts chopped green tomatoes; 2 cups chopped green peppers (or mixed, red & green); 2 cups chopped onions; 1 pint white vinegar; 1/4 cup salt; 3 cups sugar; 1 small pkg pickle spices..put in bag or cheese cloth. Mix all ingredients & simmer for 30 minutes, stir occasionally. Remove spice bag & put the relish in jars and seal. Makes 7 pints. I have not found any others to beat or match this. Good Luck.

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By ehrline (Guest Post)
January 14, 20090 found this helpful

Google it. Many recipes to choose from.

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September 15, 2006

I am looking for a recipe similar to the famous Harry and David's red pepper and onion relish if anyone has one I would love to have it.

Glenda from Kenora, Ontario


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September 19, 20060 found this helpful


6 lb. sm. to med. white onions
12 sweet green peppers
12 sweet red peppers
3 hot peppers
6 c. sugar
4 tbsp. salt
3 pt. vinegar

Slice onions thinly. Grind peppers. Mix onions and peppers. Pour boiling water over mixture. Let stand 3 minutes. Drain water and repeat. Drain well. Add sugar, salt and vinegar. Let boil 15 minutes, no longer. Seal while hot. Makes about 10 pints. Particular good on collards and turnip greens.


4 c. onions, finely chopped
2 c. red bell peppers, finely chopped
2 c. green bell peppers, finely chopped
1 c. sugar
1 qt. distilled white vinegar
4 tsp. salt

1. Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.

2. Cook until slightly thickened (about 45 minutes), stirring occasionally.

3. Pack into hot, sterilized jars. Seal. Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes. Makes 5 (1/2 pints).


1 qt. finely chopped onion
2 c. finely chopped sweet green peppers
2 c. finely chopped sweet red peppers
3 c. sugar
1 qt. vinegar
2 tsp. salt

Drain peppers and onions. Combine all ingredients and bring slowly to a boil. Cook until slightly thickened, about 25 minutes. Pour into clean, hot jars. Fill jars 1/2 inch from top. Seal and process 10 minutes at simmering temperature about 180 degrees.

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By Miranda (Guest Post)
September 19, 20060 found this helpful

The recipes submitted are all different. The request was for the relish similar to Harry & Davids. Which recipe is supposed to be the similar one??

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October 14, 2012

This page contains zucchini relish recipes. A nice change of pace from the usual pickle relish.

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