Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish (Garden-to-table)
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  • 3 pints Ingredients 4 cups unpeeled cucumbers, seeds removed, finely diced 2 large onions, diced 1 green bell pepper, finely diced 1 red bell pepper, finely diced ¼ cup kosher salt (not a typo) 1½ cups granulated sugar 1 cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon celery seeds 1 tablespoon mustard seeds Instructions Combine the diced cucumbers, onions, and peppers in a large stock pot. Sprinkle the ¼ cup kosher salt over the vegetable. Fill the pot with ice cold water enough to cover the diced vegetables. Set the mixture aside to rest for 2 hours. Line a fine mesh sieve with cheesecloth and add the vegetables. Allow them to drain for 10 minutes or so, then gather the ends of the cheesecloth together and twist to form a bundle. Squeeze a little tighter to press out the liquid, allowing it to drain. Don't smash the vegetables but extract as much liquid as possible. While the vegetables are draining, combine the vinegar, sugar and seeds in the large pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and add the vegetables. Stir and bring it back to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, place the hot relish in glass jars with lids. Spoon additional brine over the vegetable if needed to cover. Process according to standard canning procedures if preserving. I placed mine in Weck jars and refrigerated until ready to eat. It should keep a couple of weeks if kept cold. Notes Recipe adapted from Donna Matthews/July 21, 2005, Food.Com 3.3.3077

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