Zucchini Relish

“This relish is a good way to use up some of that over-abundant zucchini you have in your garden. It can be used with meat loaf, stew, sliced meats, and even hot dogs. We serve it at dinner and cookouts. It is a favorite with our guests.” –Knoll Farm Country Inn, Waitsfield, Vermont


1/3 cup pickling salt
12 cups coarsely grated zucchini
2 green peppers, coarsely grated
2 sweet red peppers, chopped
4 cups coarsely grated onions
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups vinegar
4-1/2 cups sugar


In a large enamel or stainless steel pan, mix pickling salt into vegetables. Let stand overnight. Drain, rinse with cold water, and return to pan. Mix together rest of ingredients and add to vegetables. Boil 20 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars and seal.

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Makes about 12 pints

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Can I use a stainless steel

Can I use a stainless steel pan instead of enamel? I don't have an enamel pan and cannot find one where I live.

You need to use a

You need to use a non-reactive pan. Non-reactive pans are made of either stainless steel or enamel-lined cast iron.

Haven't been able to find

Haven't been able to find pickling salt anywhere. Can another type of salt be substituted for it ?

pickling salt

You can use kosher salt. It will take a little longer to dissolve.