Fresh Tomato Relish Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 30 min. + cooling
My two grown sons actually eat this as a salad, but that's a bit too hot for me! The recipe is from my late husband's mother, and I haven't varied it over the years. I usually make a batch as soon as the first tomatoes of the season are ready. —Lela Baskins, Windsor, Missouri

Updated: Apr. 25, 2023

Fresh Tomato Relish

Prep Time 30 min
Yield about 6 pints


  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 cups chopped tomatoes (about 11 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a large saucepan, bring vinegar and sugar to a boil. Remove from the heat; cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; add vinegar mixture and mix well. Spoon into storage containers, allowing 1/2 in. of headspace. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 12 months. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 9 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.