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Grandma's Zucchini Relish Recipe - Passed Down For Generations

Most people make relish out of cucumbers, but my Grandma was always known for her zucchini relish recipe. 

zucchini relish

Since Grandma passed this recipe down to me, I have absolutely fallen in love with it. It requires very little ingredients to prepare and the taste is outstanding! 

Of course we use zucchini relish as a condiment for hot dogs and hamburgers, but we also use it to brighten up our deviled eggs, egg salad and even in our tuna salad recipes.  

It is a great staple to have in the pantry or to share with friends.  Best of all, you know that you made it yourself!

shredded zucchini
Shredded Zucchini ready to be made into relish.

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Grandma’s Zucchini Relish Recipe

Yields: 8-9 pints (depending on the size of the zucchini)

INGREDIENTS:

10 cups zucchini
3 cups onions
4 red bell peppers
5 tablespoons salt
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon turmeric
3 cups vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1 teaspoon celery seed

INSTRUCTIONS:

zucchini relish
Relish boiling in a large stockpot[

1. Grate zucchini, onions and peppers in a food processor. Place in a large bowl and add salt. Mix well. Cover and let stand at room temperature 8-10 hours. 

2. Rinse thoroughly in a large strainer and drain well. Use the back of the spoon to push mixture against strainer to release as much water as you can. 

3. Place zucchini mixture in a large stockpot and add remaining ingredients.

4. Mix well and bring to a boil.  Keep at a low boil for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

5. Place in sterilized pint jars and process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes (adjust for altitude). 

Enjoy!
Mary and Jim

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Grandma’s Zucchini Relish Recipe

Ingredients

  • 10 cups zucchini
  • 3 cups onions
  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 5 tablespoons salt
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cups vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

Instructions

  1. Grate zucchini, onions and peppers in a food processor. Place in a large bowl and add salt. Mix well. Cover and let stand at room temperature 8-10 hours.
  2. Rinse thoroughly in a large strainer and drain well. Use the back of the spoon to push mixture against strainer to release as much water as you can.
  3. Place zucchini mixture in a large stockpot and add remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix well and bring to a boil. Keep at a low boil for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Place in sterilized pint jars and process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes (adjust for altitude).

Recipe Notes

recipe courtesy for Old World Garden Farms

Grandma’s Zucchini Relish Recipe – Passed Down For Decades