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Cucumber and Onion Relish

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This has been handed down for generations and it is my family's favorite relish. Great with any beef dish or in a sandwich."
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8 h 50 m servings 53
Original recipe yields 60 servings


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  1. Combine cucumbers, onions, and salt together in a colander fitted over a bowl; place in the refrigerator for cucumbers and onions to drain, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Mix vinegar, sugar, water, flour, turmeric, ginger, and black pepper in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes. Add cucumbers and onions; boil for about 10 more minutes.
  3. Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the relish into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.
  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto 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 (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sodium for the salt used. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 53 calories; 0.1 13.3 0.5 0 234 Full nutrition

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I confess, I did cut the sugar amount in half and I did not stir up 60 servings or can any of this. But it really was delectable, sweet, sour, slightly spicy, with a nice little crunch. I was ...

I've made this recipe 4 times so far this growing season. My husband and family loves it! Hubby even puts it on his eggs! Thank you so much for sharing. (I wasn't sure about the 7 large cucumber...

Made as written minus the ginger and the end result was much that of bread and butter flavor which I hate but hubs likes. If you like bread and butter pickles then you should really give this on...

This is what we call Granny's Relish in our house. I used allrecipes to double check ingredient amounts and find some instruction .... dontcha know Granny's recipes are always skimpy in detai...

1st off thanks for sharing your family recipe. 2nd thanks for saying how many cukes & onions and not cups. This is very tasty with out being dilly or sweet. And I'm using it from now on

Made it just the way it shows. We loved it.

I am very pleased to say that this recipe is a success! I made this exactly as directed and it came out beautifully. A huge bag of cucumbers showed up on my desk and I am happy that I came acro...