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Yellow Summer Squash Relish Recipe

Yellow Summer Squash Relish Recipe

My friends can barely wait for the growing season to arrive so I can make this incredible relish. The color really dresses up a hot dog. —Ruth Hawkins, Jackson, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + marinating Process: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 10 cups shredded yellow summer squash (about 4 pounds)
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons canning salt
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon each celery seed, ground mustard and ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large container, combine squash, onions, green pepper and salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain; rinse and drain again.
  • 2. In a Dutch oven, combine sugar, vinegar and seasonings; bring to a boil. Add squash mixture; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • 3. Carefully ladle hot mixture into six 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.
  • 4. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 15 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Refrigerate remaining relish for up to 1 week. Yield: 6 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 36 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.