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Indian Relish

Yield Makes about 1 1/2 cups; 8 to 10 servings
Notes: Recipes for pickling and canning peppered our early pages. In a modern menu, this colorful relish works perfectly spooned over a mound of cream cheese or a wedge of ripe brie. Scoop onto crackers to eat. Store the relish, covered, in the refrigerator up to 1 month; serve at room temperature.


  • 2 red bell peppers (1 lb. total)
  • 1 onion (1/2 lb.), finely chopped
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons hot chili flakes (optional)
  • Salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 41
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • sodium 0.7 mg

How to Make It

  1. Discard bell pepper stems and seeds; finely chop bell peppers.

  2. In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart pan, combine bell peppers, onion, vinegar, sugar, and chili to taste. Bring to boiling over high heat.

  3. Stir often over medium-high heat until liquid looks syrupy and is reduced to about 3 tablespoons, about 25 minutes. Add salt to taste.

  4. Cool and serve.

  5. Nutrition analysis per tablespoon.