Rummage Relish


This recipe has a mixture of red and green tomatoes plus a few other vegetables to make a zesty relish that tastes great on sandwiches.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs 25 mins
8 pints


  • 8 cups cored and chopped green tomatoes

  • 4 cups peeled, cored and chopped red tomatoes

  • 4 cups chopped cabbage

  • 3 cups chopped onion

  • 2 cups chopped cucumber

  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ cup salt

  • 4 cups brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon celery seed

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 quarts vinegar


  1. In a large bowl, combine the green tomatoes, red tomatoes, cabbage, onion, cucumber, green pepper, and red pepper. Mix with the salt and let stand for 12 to 14 hours in a cool place, if not the refrigerator. Drain and rinse thoroughly.

  2. Prepare 8 pint jars with lids and rings by sterilizing and keeping hot. Set aside.

  3. In a large pot, combine the brown sugar, celery seed, cinnamon, mustard seed, ginger, garlic, cloves and vinegar. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add vegetables, and simmer for another 30 minutes.

  4. Bring vegetables to a boil from a simmer and ladle into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Secure lids and rings. Process in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate any jars that fail to seal properly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
1g Fat
96g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 85g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 113mg 567%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 968mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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