Rating: 2.2 stars
5 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3

Love this - so good on burgers with mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes. It's wonderful on a roast beef sandwich or as a low-cal veggie dip. The original recipe is of Southern origin. It came from an old handwritten farm cookbook from North Carolina. I found a jar of Cucumber Ketchup in the back of the fridge that had been in there two years. It was still delicious.

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prep:
25 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cucumbers and onions in a large bowl; stir in salt until thoroughly combined. Transfer mixture to a colander, cover colander with plastic wrap, and let drain overnight.

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  • Place drained vegetables into a large bowl and pour in apple cider vinegar; stir to combine. Working in batches if necessary, place vegetables with vinegar into a blender and puree. Pour puree into a bowl and season with mustard seed and black pepper. Spoon the ketchup into small jars with lids; cover and store in refrigerator for 3 days before serving. Ketchup keeps well in the refrigerator.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full sodium amount for the salt used. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

10 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 0.3g; sodium 0.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2018
Great flavor!! When I initially mixed my veggie slices with the salt I added water and mixed till the salt dissolved. In the morning I rinsed the drained veggies again with plain water and let drain an hour. I followed the original irections except I substituted 6 tbsp. dry mustard for the mustard seeds. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/24/2014
I have read and reread this recipe looking to see if I misunderstood the step after leaving it over night to drain. I think perhaps a step was unintentionally omitted? The SALT must need to be rinsed off of the cucumber and onion mixture before you puree it because following the above instructions (and this was after the anticipation of my whole family waiting three days to taste it) produced a substance too salty to consume. It was overwhelming and I LOVE salt. We were so disappointed. I could tell however had it NOT been so salty it would have been delicious--with bright cucumber notes and the slight heat from the mustard seeds? I still cannot bring myself to dump it out but it is inedible. I plan to try it again next time we have a surplus of cucumbers I will update my results when I do. I have never left a negative review here and I certainly mean no disrespect to the individual who posted this recipe. It sounds like a wonderful idea! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
05/24/2014
I have read and reread this recipe looking to see if I misunderstood the step after leaving it over night to drain. I think perhaps a step was unintentionally omitted? The SALT must need to be rinsed off of the cucumber and onion mixture before you puree it because following the above instructions (and this was after the anticipation of my whole family waiting three days to taste it) produced a substance too salty to consume. It was overwhelming and I LOVE salt. We were so disappointed. I could tell however had it NOT been so salty it would have been delicious--with bright cucumber notes and the slight heat from the mustard seeds? I still cannot bring myself to dump it out but it is inedible. I plan to try it again next time we have a surplus of cucumbers I will update my results when I do. I have never left a negative review here and I certainly mean no disrespect to the individual who posted this recipe. It sounds like a wonderful idea! Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
08/09/2015
I rinsed the veggies after draining them and they were still too salty to use. Next time I will try draining them with either less salt or no salt. there is a delicious potential here! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2018
Great flavor!! When I initially mixed my veggie slices with the salt I added water and mixed till the salt dissolved. In the morning I rinsed the drained veggies again with plain water and let drain an hour. I followed the original irections except I substituted 6 tbsp. dry mustard for the mustard seeds. Read More
(1)
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