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Minted Onion Relish

This is great with grilled chicken or pork. It's also good on a relish tray for hamburgers and hot dogs.

Southern Living APRIL 2006

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cool: 30 Minutes
  • Chill: 2 Hours


  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint sprigs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint


1. Cook first 4 ingredients in a Dutch oven over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium, and cook 10 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding mint sprigs. Return vinegar mixture to Dutch oven, and bring to a boil. Add onion rings; bring to a boil, and boil 1 minute. Remove onion mixture from heat, and stir in diced pimiento. Cool 30 minutes.

2. Stir 2 Tbsp. chopped mint into onion mixture; cover and chill at least 2 hours.


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