Dixie relish

7 x x half-litre (US pint) jars

Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword Relish
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Yield 7 x half-litre (US pint) jars
Calories 14 kcal


The final 3 ingredients are optional spicing that you may wish to also add. If using these spices, tie into a spice bag or put into a large tea genie, put into vegetable and vinegar mixture when you simmer it, then remove spice bag and discard:

  • 1 tablespoon allspice (whole)
  • 1 tablespoon cloves (whole)
  • 1 stick cinnamon (10 cm / 4 inch, broken into pieces)
Metric - US Customary


  1. Prep the cabbage, onion and bell pepper (free free to use a food processor, but use the pulse button so you don't purée it.)
  2. Put into a large bowl.
  3. Dissolve salt into water. 

  4. Pour salt water over veg mixture. (If more water is needed to cover, add more.) Let stand for an hour on the counter or table, covered.

  5. Drain, rinse and drain again, squeezing out excess liquid.

  6. Put into a large pot with the vinegar down to and including the celery seed. Add spice bag, if using.
  7. Cover the pot, bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until thickened to your liking.
  8. Discard spice bag, if used.
  9. Pack hot into quarter-litre (1/2 US pint) jars or half-litre (US pint) jars.
  10. Leave 2 cm (1/2 inch) headspace for either size jar.
  11. Debubble, adjust headspace.
  12. Wipe jar rims.
  13. Put lids on.
  14. Process in a water bath or steam canner.
  15. Process either size jar for 15 minutes; increase time as needed for your altitude.
  16. Best after at least a month of jar time.