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Green Tomato Hot Dog Relish

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Green Tomato Relish

Green Tomato Relish

Diana Rattray
Flavorful green tomato relish is the perfect relish for hot dogs and hamburgers, or stir some into your dressing for pasta or potato salad.
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  • 8 cups finely chopped (processed or ground) cored green tomatoes
  • 2 cups finely chopped (processed or ground) peeled onions
  • 4 bell peppers, part red, finely chopped (processed or ground)
  • 1/3 cup pickling salt
  • 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 1/4 cups white vinegar
  • 1 2/3 cups packed light brown sugar


Combine the chopped vegetables and salt in a large stainless steel pan. Cover and let stand in a cool place (about 65° tF to 70° F) for 10 to 12 hours, or 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.

While the mixture is cooking, prepare the work area, canner, jars, and lids. See Preparing Jars for Canning and Boiling Water Processing.

Fill hot, prepared jars and remove any air bubbles with a small plastic spatula, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Clean jar rims and fit with lids and rings. Process in a covered boiling-water bath canner for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, remove the cover, and let jars stand in the hot water for 5 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool completely.
Makes about 7 half-pint jars of relish.

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 5 out of 5
A great recipe for all my green tomatoes, Member alaudalark

A frost was coming and I had to pick all my green tomatoes. I was sick of just drying and pickling them. I tried this recipe and was very pleased. I gave this recipe to my sister, and she is trying it using Tomatillos.

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