Gadzukes… Zucchini’s!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Zucchini is a delicious and simple addition to any garden. They are very common in many gardens because they are beautiful, so easy to grow and prolific. But, these garden staples can produce too much of a good thing.

If you suffer from “what to do with all these zucks”, try this simple relish recipe and put a lid on all those zucks. This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law and has been a staple in our pantry for years. It makes a great substitute for sweet pickle relish on hamburgers and hotdogs and is the main ingredient in our homemade Thousand Island dressing.

Zucchini Relish

10 cups – grated zucchini
4 cups – grated yellow onion
5 Tbsp – salt
1 each – grated red and green bell pepper
3 cups – sugar
2 Tsp – dry mustard
3 Tsp – turmeric
2 Tbsp – cornstarch
2 Tsp – celery seed
½ Tsp – pepper
2-1/2 cups – cider vinegar
2 small jars – pimiento

Mix grated zucchini, onion and salt. Let stand overnight.

Rinse and drain. Place in large stock pot. Add red and green peppers, sugar, mustard, turmeric, cornstarch celery seeds, pepper and vinegar. Cook on low to medium heat until thick, stirring constantly, about 5-minutes. Do not over-cook. Ladle into sterilized, hot jars and seal immediately. Makes about 6 pints.

Creative Commons License photo credit: seelensturm

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