Zippy Zucchini Relish

Author: Canadian Living

This sweet, tangy, hot zucchini relish gives your mouth a thrill. Use it on everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to tuna salad sandwiches.

  • Portion size 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs zucchinis cut_into 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 3 onions chopped
  • 2 sweet red peppers diced
  • 1/4 cup pickling salt
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Method

In food processor, pulse zucchini, a few pieces at a time, until size of rice with a few larger pieces. Transfer to large stainless-steel or glass bowl. Add onions, red peppers and salt to bowl; stir to blend. Let stand for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain well; rinse and drain again, pressing out moisture.

In large heavy shallow saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, mustard, celery seeds, ginger, turmeric and hot pepper flakes; bring to boil. Add drained vegetables; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.

Mix cornstarch with water and stir into relish; simmer, stirring, until spoon pulled across bottom leaves trail that fills in slowly, about 5 minutes.

Pack into four 2-cup (500 mL) canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) headspace. Remove any air bubbles, readjusting headspace if necessary. (See “Canning Basics.” ) If necessary, wipe rims. Cover with prepared lids. Screw on bands until resistance is met; increase to fingertip tight. Boil in boiling water canner for 15 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp 15 mL : about

  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 19.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 5 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 1.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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