Zucchini Relish

Recipe for Zucchini Relish


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. Seal and process for 20 minutes; start counting the processing time when the water starts to boil.

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Makes about 12 pints

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Zucchini relish

Delicious mixed with cottage cheese.!


Your instructions are not step by step. We are rookies trying to learn pickling and canning.
At what point do you grate, before or after the salt water bath.

how to make zucchini relish

The Editors's picture

Hi, Richard. You will see that the ingredient list asks you to have 12 cups coarsely grated zucchini. The same goes for all of the other vegetables in the list. You take the vegetables from the ingredients list and add the salt.

Zuccinhinni relisj

The recipe says to pour into sterilized jars and seal
Does this recipe not have to be processed in a hot water bath? Not sure if I am missing something.

processing time for zucchini relish

The Editors's picture

Hi, Melodie. The processing information has been added to the recipe. Thanks!

you can use a big plastic

you can use a big plastic bowl to mix salt and vegs. together.....I have a cake taker with a big lid that is plastic that I use every year when I make zucchini pickles......

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

The Editors's picture

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

The Editors's picture

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