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This green tomato relish is a delicious, tangy mix of green tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and spices, perfect with sandwiches, potatoes, cheese, and many other entrées. A jar of this makes a great gift, too!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
1 hr
1 hr 55 mins
12 pints


Original recipe yields 192 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Working in batches, coarsely grind tomatoes, onions, red bell peppers, and green bell peppers in a grinder or food processor. Line a large colander with cheesecloth and place in the sink or a large bowl. Pour in tomato mixture to drain for 1 hour.

  • Combine drained tomato mixture, sugar, vinegar, celery seed, mustard seed, and salt in a large, non-aluminum stockpot over high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.

  • Sterilize enough jars and lids to hold relish (twelve 1-pint jars or six 1-quart jars). Pack relish into the sterilized jars, ensuring no spaces or air pockets. Fill the jars to the top; screw on the lids.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with boiling water. Carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. If necessary, pour in more boiling water until the tops of the jars are covered by 2 inches of water. Bring water to a full boil, then cover and process for 30 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the pot and place them on a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (the lid does not move up or down at all). Relish can be stored for up to a year.

Nutrition Facts

32 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fat 0.1g; sodium 40.1mg. Full Nutrition