This is my mom's relish recipe. It is easy. Use it on hot dogs or in macaroni salad. Delicious! It makes approximately 9 to 12 pints.

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Ingredients

100
Original recipe yields 100 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place onions, cabbage, bell peppers, and tomatoes in a food processor, and pulse until finely minced. Drain, and remove contents to a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, cover, and let stand overnight. Pour contents into a colander; rinse, and drain. Return contents to bowl.

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  • In a separate bowl, stir together mustard seed, celery seed, turmeric, sugar, white vinegar, and water. Pour over vegetable mixture, and stir to combine.

  • Pour mixture into a large pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Store, refrigerated, in sterilized, sealed pint jars.

Nutrition Facts

53.4 calories; 0.3 g protein; 13.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 8.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
I haven't yet made this exact recipe but it is nearly identical to the one my grandma made for many many years. I have her recipe and the only differences are that she used both red and green peppers (6 red and 10 green) a bit more celery seed and cider vinegar instead of white. This is my favorite relish! It's not a dill relish nor a traditional sweet relish. It has a taste all its own and nothing I find in the stores tastes as good as this does to me. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2008
I have used a recipe similar to this for years. The problem with this one is that you put everything in a food processor. I have tried that and using a grinder and always go back to chopping by hand. A bit more work but the colors stay true and so do the flavors. Sometimes you just can't short cut. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2008
I have used a recipe similar to this for years. The problem with this one is that you put everything in a food processor. I have tried that and using a grinder and always go back to chopping by hand. A bit more work but the colors stay true and so do the flavors. Sometimes you just can't short cut. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/14/2006
Unfortunately I can't agree with the previous reviewer - I scaled it down to 10 servings but made this recipe as written and I didn't like it at all. I'm not sure if it was the turmeric the mustard seeds or both but it tasted bitter; it was extremely unappetizing-looking too. Husband refused to even try it. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
I haven't yet made this exact recipe but it is nearly identical to the one my grandma made for many many years. I have her recipe and the only differences are that she used both red and green peppers (6 red and 10 green) a bit more celery seed and cider vinegar instead of white. This is my favorite relish! It's not a dill relish nor a traditional sweet relish. It has a taste all its own and nothing I find in the stores tastes as good as this does to me. Read More
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2006
This is my Mom's recipe. I use it in Macaroni Salad and it's wonderful. Substitute it when a recipe calls for a sweet relish and you'll be pleased. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
I didn't have any green tomatoes so I used tomatillos in their place. Their seeds looked lovely in the relish. Also I did reduce the recipe to 10 servings and next time I would add slightly less sugar. This was very good on a hot dog. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2012
This recipe is same as what i make but I do use 8 green peppers and 6 red peppers...use it in mac & tater salads sloppy joes barbecues everything! It's been known to us as "Hot Dog relish' but we use it for everything and everyone loves it!! And while we used to grind by hand now I use the food processor cause it's easier on the hands...:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2011
I grew up making this with my Mother and sisters! Great relish! I have had people tell me "I don't care for pickle relish." But I tell them this is not pickle relish its green tomato relish. They try it and love it! It's great warm and fresh or cold. I can eat it by the spoon full! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2013
Easy to make and a nice blend of flavor. I am taken by the ammount of sugar though. Next time I wil cut back considerably. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2015
I cooked it only 5 minutes since the canning process will cook it more. I gave it 4 stars since it was only in the old imperial system and not in the international metric system which meant lots of converting figures to get right quantities. Good recipe otherwise but twice as sweet as I prefer especially being a diabetic Read More
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