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Green Tomato Pickle Relish

Green Tomato Pickle Relish is a delicious condiment

This recipe is a great use for green tomatoes of any kind.  Tomatoes can be diced for a fine relish, or cut in chunks or sliced to make a tomato pickle.   I like both and I usually make a batch of each. Spice level can be adjusted by the use of hot peppers, or none.This is a wonderfully easy and delicious recipe.   Perfect for new cooks who might be wary of the home canning process (easy instructions here)or for those more experienced and looking to use up some of the tomatoes that remain green into our Canadian autumn.

Green Tomato Pickle Relish

Recipe can easily be multiplied.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12 250-ml glass jars


Overnight prep

  • 8 cups Green Tomatoes Chopped
  • 3 tbsp Salt Coarse

Add to Tomatoes

  • 2 cups White Sugar
  • 2 cups White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp Celery Seed
  • 3 tbsp Mustard Seed
  • 3 cups White Onions diced

Add partway through boil

  • 2 each Sweet Red Pepper diced
  • 1 each Jalapeno Pepper diced (optional)


Combine Tomatoes and Salt.

  • Let stand overnight and then drain.

Combine Spices, Liquid, and Onion

  • Bring to a boil, simmer 5 minutes

Partway through Boil

  • Add Tomatoes and Peppers, simmer another 5 minutes Bottle and seal to preserve.
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