Sweet Relish

Continuing my condiment making from the Fruit Keptchup. This relish is perfect for burgers and hot-dogs.

Total Yield : 3.5 pints (7 half pint jars)

Ingredients :
2 lbs small pickling cucumbers
2 onions
6 green bell peppers
1/2 cup salt
5-6 cups sugar
2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
1 teaspoon celery seeds
4 cups white vinegar
* optional: green food coloring
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1. In a large bowl combine the vegetables.
I ran the onions and bell peppers in the food processor because I’m lazy but diced the cucumber.
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2. Add the salt.
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3. Cover with cold water. Mix well.
Set aside to brine/macerate for 12 hours.
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4. When everything had time to make friends in the salt bath. drain everything. Press down on the vegetables to extract as much water as you can.
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5. Add 5-6 cups sugar (depending on how tangy you like it).
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6. Add the spices.
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7. Add the white vinegar.
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8. Stir to combine. Turn the heat on to a medium-low and allow to reduce for 1-2 hours.
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9. Once reduced it will look like this.
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10. Totally optional, but you can add a few drops of green food coloring at this point to bring back the green of the vegetables vs the yellow of the turmeric.
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11.Scald 7 half pint jars. Distribute the relish into the jar.
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12. Process for 10 minutes then allow to cool fully.
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