Hot-and-Sweet Freezer Pickle Relish

Hot-and-Sweet Freezer Pickle Relish
Staff Writer
Southern Living

Not only will this chunky relish take hot dogs to a new level, it’s also tasty spooned over grilled chicken, fish, and pork.

Click here to see How to Make Pickle Relish at Home. 

24
Servings
106
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 Cups diced pickling cucumbers
  • 1 1/3 Cup chopped onion
  • 1 Cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup white vinegar (5 percent acidity)

Directions

Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large glass or nonmetallic bowl.

Combine sugar, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of water in a medium stainless steel saucepan and cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring often. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Pour vinegar mixture over the cucumber mixture. Cover and chill 48 hours.

Drain mixture, reserving liquid. Pack mixture into clean (½-pint) canning jars or other freezer containers, leaving ¾-inch headspace. Pour liquid over cucumber mixture, leaving ½ -inch headspace. Seal, label and freeze upright. Store in freezer up to 6 months. Thaw completely (about 1 day) in refrigerator before using. Refrigerate after thawing and use within 1 week.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
21mg
3%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
212mg
14%
Water
8g
0%

Pickle Shopping Tip

Look for glass jars with metal lids (preferably Mason jars). They are more easily sanitized than plastic containers.

Pickle Cooking Tip

When pickling foods, invert the jar for about 5 minutes after sealing it to ensure a tight seal.