Make use of unripe green tomatoes from your garden at the end of the season. Eat this delightful relish fresh, or put it away and try it at your next barbecue.
- 6 medium (about 2 pounds) green tomatoes, cored and cut up (about 4 cups chopped)
- 1/2 pound cabbage, cored and cut up (about 3 cups chopped)
- 3 medium green sweet peppers, seeded and cut up (about 2-1/4 cups chopped)
- 2 medium red sweet peppers, seeded and cut up (about 1-1/2 cups chopped)
- 1 large onion, cut up (about 1 cup chopped)
- 2 tablespoons pickling salt
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons mustard seed
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1-1/4 cups cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- Use a food processor to finely chop green tomatoes, cabbage, green and red sweet peppers, and onion, processing a portion at a time, using several on/off turns of the processor. (Or, finely chop by hand.) Place vegetables in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons pickling salt; stir well. Cover and chill overnight. Rinse well in colander under running water; drain.
- In a large pot stir together sugar, mustard seed, celery seed, and turmeric. Stir in vinegar and water. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in vegetables. Return mixture to boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Ladle hot relish into hot, sterilized half-pint or pint canning jars, leaving a 1/2-inch head-space. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process in boiling water canner for 5 minutes for half-pints or 10 minutes for pints (start timing when water begins to boil). Store sealed jars up to 3 months. Makes 6 to 7 half-pints or 3 to 4 pints (eighty-four 1-tablespoon servings).
- Calories 15, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 68 mg, Carbohydrate 4 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 0 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 13%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet