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Zucchini Relish Recipe

Zucchini Relish Recipe

“Mom likes to make this crisp and colorful relish when zucchini is in season and Dad’s little patch has produced to excess.” —Nancy Kreiser, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 4 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • Dash onion salt
  • Dash ground turmeric


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the vegetables; sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water. Let stand for 3 hours; rinse and drain.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, bring the remaining ingredients to a boil. Stir in zucchini mixture and return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 days. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals 26 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 279 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.