Dill Pickle Relish

Yield: 8 x quarter-litre jars (1/2 pint / 250 ml/ 8 oz)

Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword Relish
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yield 8 quarter-litre jars (1/2 pint / 250 ml/ 8 oz)
Calories 8 kcal


Metric - US Customary


  1. Wash cucumber, slice sliver off each end. Leave unpeeled, finely chop. Put in a very large bowl, or a pot.
  2. Peel and finely chop the onion; add to the cucumber.
  3. Wash seed, and finely chop the peppers; add to the cucumber.
  4. Sprinkle the salt over the vegetables, mix a bit with your hands, then pour enough cold water over the veg to cover them all.

  5. Let stand 2 hours.
  6. Drain, rinse and drain again.

  7. While the mixture is draining, in a large pot put the vinegar, celery seed, mustard seed and sugar.

  8. Stir, bring to a simmer.
  9. Add the drained veg.
  10. Bring to a low boil then simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  11. Pack hot into quarter-litre (1/2 US pint) jars. 

  12. Leave 2 cm (1/2 inch) headspace.
  13. Debubble, adjust headspace.
  14. Wipe jar rims.
  15. Put lids on.
  16. Process in a water bath or steam canner.
  17. Process jars 10 minutes; increase time as needed for your altitude.
  18. Best after at least a month of jar time.