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Mrs. Ina’s Corn Relish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


1-1/2 cups

Mrs. Ina was an older lady who came to our church for many years. She made an amazing corn relish. I whip up my own batch to give to friends at Christmastime. —Brenda Wooten, Dayton, Tennessee
Mrs. Ina's Corn Relish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced, optional
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup white vinegar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric


  1. Drain corn, reserving 1 tablespoon liquid. In a small saucepan, combine onion, celery, green pepper, pimientos and, if desired, garlic. Stir in sugar, salt, celery seed, mustard seed, pepper flakes, ginger and 3/4 cup vinegar. Bring to a boil. Boil 5-7 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, mustard and turmeric. Stir in reserved corn liquid until smooth. Add to vegetable mixture; stir in remaining vinegar. Cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add corn; boil 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 88 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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