Tested till perfect Zippy Zucchini Relish

Zippy Zucchini Relish

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

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2006

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8 cups (2 L)


  • 3 lb 3lbzucchinizucchinis, cut_into 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 3 3oniononions, chopped
  • 2 2sweet red peppersweet red peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppickling salt
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupscider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspdry mustard
  • 1 tsp 1tspcelery seeds
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspturmeric
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsphot pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcornstarch
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspwater
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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 Information Per 1 tbsp 15 mL : about

cal 19 pro 0 total fat 0g sat. fat 0g
carb 5g fibre 0 chol 0mg sodium 0mg

% RDI:

iron 1 vit A 1 vit C 7 folate 1
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