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Cucumber Relish

Yield 4 pints

Ingredients

  • 1 quart ground, unpeeled cucumber
  • 3 cups finely diced celery
  • 3 cups ground onion
  • 1 cup seeded and ground green pepper
  • 1/2 cup seeded and ground sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large glass mixing bowl; add salt, mixing well. Add water to cover. Cover and let stand in a cool place overnight. Rinse and drain well. Set aside.

  2. Combine sugar, vinegar, and mustard and celery seeds in a stainless steel stockpot; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add vegetable mixture. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.

  3. Quickly ladle relish into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Cover with metal lids, and screw bands tight. Process in boiling water bath 10 minutes. Serve with meats or vegetables.

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