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Garden's Harvest Pickles Recipe

Garden's Harvest Pickles Recipe

This relish recipe from a friend is similar to giardiniera only sweeter. I have a certain sense of pride when giving jars as gifts knowing all the vegetables were raised in my own garden.—Linda Chapman, Meriden, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Process: 20 min./batch YIELD:66 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large onions, cut into wedges
  • 3 medium green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 medium sweet red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup canning salt
  • 6 celery ribs, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 6 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 cups cut fresh green beans (2-inch lengths)
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 6 cups white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mustard seed
  • 1/4 cup celery seed

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the onions, peppers and canning salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Drain; place in a stockpot. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender. Carefully ladle hot mixture into 11 hot 1-pint jars, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • 3. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 20 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 11 pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals 30 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.