Classic Sweet Pickle Relish Recipe
makes 7 to 8 half-pints
What doesn’t go well with a sweet pickle relish? It makes a great pairing with such homey favorites as hot dogs, barbecued meat on buns, grilled cheese, crackers and cheese, cold-cut sandwiches, and tuna fish salad. A spoonful or two added to my Sweet Pickle Macaroni Salad makes an all-American classic.
4 cups finely chopped cucumbers
2 cups finely chopped onions
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup pickling or fine sea salt
2 cups cider vinegar
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon celery seeds
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1. Combine the cucumbers, onions, and green and red bell peppers in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and toss well to mix. Cover with cold water. Let stand for at least 2 hours, and up to 6 hours. Drain well, pressing out the excess liquid.