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Cucumber relish

4 x half-litre (US pint) jars

Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword Cucumber, Relish
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 4 x half-litre (US pint) jars
Calories 32 kcal

Ingredients

  • 175 g pickling salt (1/2 cup / 6 oz)
  • 1.75 kg cucumber (scrubbed, peeled, finely chopped. About 8 cups / 3 3/4 lbs. Measured after prep)
  • 750 g green bell pepper (after it's been seeded and finely chopped, about 4 cups / 1 1/2 lbs. Measured after prep)
  • 750 g red bell pepper (after it's been seeded and finely chopped, about 4 cups / 1 1/2 lbs. Measured after prep)
  • 250 g celery (finely chopped. 2 cups / 1/2 lb. Measured after prep)
  • 175 g onion (finely chopped. 1 cup / 6 oz. Measured after prep)
  • 750 ml white vinegar (5% acidity or higher. 3 cups / 24 oz)
  • 500 g sugar (white. 2 1/4 cups / 18 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons mustard seed
  • 3 tablespoons celery seed
Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  1. Prep the veg, put in a very large bowl or pot.
  2. Mix the salt OR salt sub with the prepped veg, then let it sit for 4 hours, then drain, rinse, drain again.
  3. In a large pot, mix together everything from the vinegar down to and including the celery seed. Bring to a boil. Add the drained veg. Mix, bring back to a boil and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Put in your choice of the following jar sizes: quarter-litre (1/2 US pint / 8 oz), or half-litre (1 US pint / 16 oz).
  5. Leave 2 cm (1/2 inch) headspace regardless of jar size.
  6. Debubble, adjust headspace.
  7. Wipe jar rims.
  8. Put lids on.
  9. Process in a water bath or steam canner.
  10. Process either size jar for 10 minutes; increase time as needed for your altitude.
  11. Best after at least a month of jar time.