Spicy Pickle Relish

This spicy pickle relish recipe is perfect. Tangy, sweet, with just a bit of heat. It will soon become your go-to relish for hot dogs, burgers, and more and is the perfect way to add a little something something to your low carb and keto dishes!

This spicy pickle relish recipe is perfect. Tangy, sweet, with just a bit of heat. It will soon become your go-to relish for hot dogs, burgers, and more and the perfect way to add a little something something to your low carb and keto dishes! #pickle #relish #cucumber #spicy #lowcarb #keto #easy #canning #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com



WOW lookie me canning veggies from my garden! 

I feel all farmer-ish and stuff.   

It is actually something that I have been wanting to do for years, but have just put it off for one reason or another. I guess the 3+ pounds of cucumbers that popped up in my garden spurred me on to get it done. The last thing I want to do is waste any bit of the gorgeous garden veggies that I grew with my two little hands.


It is hard to believe that this girl, the one that could barely keep a chive plant alive, has two raised bed gardens that have actually done OK this year. 

We just won't discuss the whole beet issue. Nothing like sprouting 18 gorgeous little baby beet plants, then planting them in the garden, and watching all but one die  but, like I said, we won't discuss that.

I will tell you one cool thing, come in close so I can whisper, I don't want this getting around to just anybody.....

This is magic relish. Yup, uh-huh, you heard me right.

Why is it magic? 

Well, it performed a miracle for me.......

It made Kevin fall in love with it, and don't mean just strongly like, I am talking the full-blown pity pat, heart fluttering love.  

I know, it is crazy! Who knew it would be relish? 

But it was. 

Let me backtrack a bit here. 

You see Kevin has told me, on numerous occasions, that he can't stand relish. I love to add it to my tuna fish salad, and he wrinkles up his nose every time he sees me pull it out of the fridge. 

Ya, he hard core did not like the stuff! So when he finds out I am making this spicy pickle relish, I again get "that" face. You know the one that looks like they smelled something really really bad? 

Yup, that's the one.

This spicy pickle relish recipe is perfect. Tangy, sweet, with just a bit of heat. It will soon become your go-to relish for hot dogs, burgers, and more and the perfect way to add a little something something to your low carb and keto dishes! #pickle #relish #cucumber #spicy #lowcarb #keto #easy #canning #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


But I was determined to make it anyway. 

I knew I would eat some and could give some away to people that would appreciate my hard work. My son's fiance loves anything pickled, so I knew a jar would be going straight to her.

Then the miracle happened.

I had the relish made and ready to photo, but the sun just wasn't cooperating, so I had to wait for a good day to get the photos. That day just happened to fall when my shoulder was acting up (old injury, no big deal), so I needed his help setting up for the shoot. 

I took the first photo with all of the jars closed, then opened one jar and put some into the bowl.

He looks over, "What all is in that?"

"Cucumbers, bell pepper, jalapenos, onions, garlic, etc..."

"Oh, it looks kinda good"

"Is IS good, you should try it"

"Naaaa I don't like relish"

Then I cook up the hot dog and pile the relish on it. He watches me taking the photos, then he helps me take everything back to the kitchen. I grab the hot dog and take a big bite. 

"Yummmmm! I am so happy with how this relish came out"

He looks at the hot dog like he wants to try it, but it might burn him or something. 

As I turn around I see him go in for a bite. Then I hear, "WOW this really is good! Then he proceeds to devour the rest of the dog.

"Would you like me to make some more hot dogs?"

"Heck ya! This stuff rocks!!"

Now the remaining jars and not allowed to leave. 

I am surprised he let me give one to Heather!

I just really wonder why he continues to argue with me. Oh no, wait, it is because he just loves to argue!

That is OK, I love to prove him wrong  

This spicy pickle relish recipe is perfect. Tangy, sweet, with just a bit of heat. It will soon become your go-to relish for hot dogs, burgers, and more and the perfect way to add a little something something to your low carb and keto dishes! #pickle #relish #cucumber #spicy #lowcarb #keto #easy #canning #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com



Spicy Pickle Relish

Yield: 128 (1 tablespoon) servings
Author:
prep time: 1 H & 15 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 1 H & 35 M
This spicy pickle relish recipe is perfect. Tangy, sweet, with just a bit of heat. It will soon become your go-to relish for hot dogs, burgers, and more and is the perfect way to add a little something something to your low carb and keto dishes!

ingredients:

  • 3 pounds cucumbers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 to 4 jalapenos, chopped (I left the seeds in to add a bit more heat)
  • 1/4 cup Redmond's real salt
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup erythritol (can use sugar if non-keto)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons dill seed
  • 3 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 pint-sized canning jars, lids, and rings

instructions:

How to cook Spicy Pickle Relish

  1. Place the cucumber and onion in a food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped. Be careful not to over-process or the relish can end up mushy.
  2. Pour the cucumber and onion mixture into a large nonreactive bowl and sprinkle with the salt. Stir well and allow to stand for 1 hour.
  3. Drain the cucumber mixture in a colander; rinse with cold water and drain well.
  4. In a large pan, bring vinegar, erythritol, garlic, dill seed, mustard seed, celery seed and turmeric to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the drained cucumber and onion mixture, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper, and return to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Pour into sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Seal with lids and rings and process the jars in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.
Calories
4.02
Fat (grams)
0.04
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.01
Carbs (grams)
0.66
Fiber (grams)
0.10
Net carbs
0.55
Sugar (grams)
0.29
Protein (grams)
0.12
Sodium (milligrams)
221.51
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it's not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
Low Carb, Cucumber
Keto, Canning and Preserving, Condiment
American
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11 comments:

  1. I made this and boy am I glad I did ! Super good! It reminds me of chow-chow . I tripled the recipe and still don't think it's enough. I will definitely be making this every year.

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    1. Yay!! I am so glad you said it reminds you of chow-chow. I lived in the south for a few years and developed a love for chow-chow. This was kinda fashioned after it :)

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  2. Did you peel the cucumbers first?

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  3. How long does the relish last canned? Also- how long should I wait before eating? thanks x

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    1. I would say at least 2 weeks, but with it being pickled I would think longer. We eat it so fast it doesn't last long LOL

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  4. i just made a 4x batch and it seems very salty or tangy. Will this go away with time?

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    1. Hhmmmm tangy I can undestand as this recipe makes the relish spicy (tangy) but salty? I am not sure. I have made this several times, along with friends and family, and the salt level has always been fine. I am sorry this didn't work well for you. I hope the flavored was better after sitting for a bit!

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    2. Rinse very well before putting on to cook

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  5. Can you use zucchini in place of or mixed with the cucumbers?

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    1. I have never tried using zucchini. I would think, since they are pretty comparable to a cucumber, that it would work well. Let me know if you try it!

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