Tuesday, March 27, 2012

green tomato relish

Green tomato relish is the perfect relish for hot dogs and hamburgers, or great with cold cuts in a crusty roll

What you need
8 cups finely chopped cored green tomatoes
2 cups finely chopped peeled onions
4 green capsicums, finely chopped
1/3 cup pickling salt
2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices
½ teaspoon celery seeds
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 ¼ cups white vinegar
1 2/3 cups light brown sugar

What to do
Combine the chopped vegetables and salt in a large stainless steel pan. Cover and let stand in a cool place overnight.
Pour the vegetables in a colander over the sink and let drain. Rinse with cool water and use your hands to squeeze out any excess liquids.
Tie the pickling spices and celery seeds in a cheesecloth spice bag.
In a large stainless steel or enamel-lined pan, combine the vinegar, the spice bag, chopped garlic, and the vinegar. Put the vinegar mixture over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add the drained green tomato mixture and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and boil gently, stirring often, for 1 hour.
Once cooked place in sterilized jars and keep in the fridge.  


  1. Hi Joe,
    My husband and I love hot dogs and this relish sounds delicious. Here in the south, fried green tomatoes are a specialty, too!

  2. I also like fried green tomatoes