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Squash Relish

Yield about 4 pints


  • 3 quarts water
  • 2/3 cup salt
  • 2 quarts chopped yellow squash
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons celery seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped, seeded green pepper
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar sliced pimientos, drained

How to Make It

  1. Combine water and salt in a large glass, ceramic, or stainless steel container. Add squash and soak 1 hour. Drain squash, and rinse well.

  2. Combine sugar, vinegar, and celery and mustard seeds in a stainless steel stockpot; stir well. Bring to a boil. Add squash and remaining ingredients. Return to a rolling boil; reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes, 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 relish in boiling water-bath 15 minutes. Serve with meats and vegetables.

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