Quick Zucchini Relish

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A simple small-batch relish is a good way to turn abundant zucchini into something more creative than the typical side dish. The single-jar yield means you don't have to process it in a boiling water canner – just refrigerate it in an airtight container. Serve the relish with grilled chicken or pork, on grilled burgers or sausages, or even in place of salsa with tortilla chips.

  • Portion size 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 2 zucchinis (about 12 oz/340 g), finely diced
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Method

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, mustard seeds, ginger, turmeric, salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes, stirring often, until onion is softened, about 6 minutes.

Stir in zucchini, red pepper, vinegar and brown sugar; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes.

Whisk cornstarch with 1 tbsp water; stir into zucchini mixture. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Pour into airtight container. Let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp: about

  • Sodium 19 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 8.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Potassium 32 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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