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Sweet Onion Relish

Instead of topping your hot dog with plain chopped onion, make a sweet and tangy relish with Vidalia onion, celery, and chopped pimento.

All You JUNE 2010

  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tbsp.)
  • Cook time:45 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$.18


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 large sweet onions such as Vidalias, chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 2-oz. jar chopped pimentos, drained and rinsed


In a heavy saucepan, warm oil over medium heat. Sauté onions and celery until very tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in sugar, cider vinegar, salt, pepper, turmeric, pimentos and 2 Tbsp. water. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid has almost evaporated, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 23
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 4g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 15mg

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