Canned – Zucchini Relish

 

Canned – Zucchini Relish

 

Every fall I get bombarded with Zucchini and Squash. I am not complaining as I LOVE zucchini and squash and with my over abundance of it I am able to come up with new recipe ideas to try! Normally when I get an over abundance of Zucchini and Squash I just can it into pickles. But this year I decided to try something different…….Zucchini Relish!

I don’t know why I had never thought of this before but as I was searching through Pinterest for recipe ideas I came across a recipe from Canning Granny for Zesty Zucchini Relish! Now as most of you know I like to play around with a recipe when I find it. But as I took a look at Canning Granny’s recipe I could not find a single thing that I wanted to change….so this is HER recipe fully and completely that I would like to share with you!

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Ingredients:

12 cups shredded zucchini and summer squash

4 cups shredded yellow onion

2 red bell peppers finely diced

1 green bell pepper finely diced

1/3 cup canning and pickling salt

2-1/2 cups granulated sugar

2-1/2 cups white vinegar

1 Tbsp. ground nutmeg

1 Tbsp. ground turmeric

4 Tbsp. prepared horseradish

1 jalapeno pepper, including seeds, chopped

 

Directions:

1.  Place shredded zucchini/squash mixture, onion and bell peppers into large bowl. Add canning salt and mix well ( I used my hands to mix).

2. Cover bowl and let sit overnight.

3. Transfer mix to colander and rinse well. Once well rinsed use your hands to smash out any excess water that might be in the relish mixture.

4. Transfer mix to large saucepan and add remaining ingredients.

5. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes stirring often.

6. Ladle Zucchini Relish into hot pint jars leaving 1/4″ headspace.

7. Remove any air bubbles by sliding a butter knife down sides of filled jars.

8. Add lids and process in boiling water canner 15 minutes (remember to add time for your altitude as needed).

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I was blown away by how amazing this Zucchini Relish was. As I stated above I normally find many things to change around with a recipe but with this one I could not think of a darn thing! It is absolutely perfect just the way it is! Thanks Canning Granny for such a great idea!

Comments

  1. michelle oakley warner says:

    wow this looks so amazing, im going to try this out, my mouth is watering looking at the pictures, great recipe thanks a bunch wish me luck on making it,lol

  2. natalie parvis says:

    This sounds interesting. I’ll have to give this a try!

  3. Darrah Bailey says:

    I so want to try this!!

  4. Nice way to use extra Zucchini!

  5. mrsshukra says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I will try to make this!

  6. ellen beck says:

    This is an interesting recipe. I am a gardeener and dont grow zucchini because I know how wild they go with production! This looks pretty darn good. I might have to grow some zucchini next year!

  7. I can’t wait to try this! I have never thought about a relish with zucchini! What a smart idea!

  8. I would love to try canning Zucchhini.

  9. What a great recipe! Never thought of using zucchini and squash for relish!

  10. This looks so good. Thanks for the recipe and Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. vickie couturier says:

    going to pass this on to my to my son in law he is the canner in the family

  12. I am loving these canning recipes that you are sharing! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I can’t wait to see what you’ll share this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/10/try-new-tuesday-october-29.html

  13. Sharon Edwards says:

    I’M TRYING IT NOW, THINKING THERE SHOULD BE GARLIC IN IT, BUT I WON’T USE IT IN THE FIRST BATCH!
    I WANT IT TO BE THE ORIGINAL RECIPE ONE FIRST!

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