I would relish a different kind of pickle relish

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Eugene, Oregon
February 1, 2017 11:04am CST
I grew up eating sweet pickle relish on my burgers at home and probably restaurants as well in their various "secret sauces. I always had a jar in my 'fridge until Anne and I got together. She detests the stuff, preferring sliced dill pickles. I have come around to preferring that as well. I have looked on store shelves for dill relish, but it does not seem to exist. I have not yet searched for a recipe, but I may or even make one up. How hard could that be? Chop some dill pickles, throw in some other stuff found in sweet pickle relish and there it would be. Do you like the sweet pickle relish or prefer no pickles at all? Now I'm hungry!
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Feb 17
there is such a thing as dill relish but it's hard to find. Check the internet I bet you could find and order some.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
I will do that and some other local stores too.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic yes keep looking I think you will eventually find some.
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@marlina (78199)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
I can do both.
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@allknowing (69510)
• India
2 Feb 17
I just came across a site that sells sweet pickles made from dry fruits. I have ordered for a bottle and just cannot wait till I have tasted it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
That sounds quite unusual. Maybe you can write a discussion about it.
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@allknowing (69510)
• India
2 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic Once I get to taste it I will surely give my review here (lol)
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
@allknowing Looking forward to it.
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@sallypup (28624)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Feb 17
I used to love sweet pickle relish but my sugar intake these days is down to nill. I believe our Safeway has the sour pickle relish. Funny how easy it is to get a snit going between hubby and wifey.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
Oh, not a snit really, I have adjusted.
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@sallypup (28624)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic I am trying not to hee hee. You adjusted. What a nice guy.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
@sallypup I am flexible, sometimes.
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@Corbin5 (116532)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I bet you could make a fine pickle relish at home. I have only eaten pickle relish on hot dogs in the past. I just may use it on the vegetarian hot dogs I eat now due to my becoming a vegetarian many years ago.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
It would probably be very good on those.
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@Corbin5 (116532)
• United States
2 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic Well, anything that perks up the vegetarian-friendly foods is welcome. Vegetarian eating can be quite boring at times.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
@Corbin5 I know, my daughter has become one. I bought some grilled tempeh and made chili the last time she was here. It was actually pretty good.
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• China
3 Feb 17
I think many people like the sweet pickle relish ,including me.Since I have high blood pressure and it has a lot of salt in it,I have to give it a wide berth
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Feb 17
It is good to stick to a healthy diet, especially with high blood pressure. I am fortunate in needing no prescriptions, having no health problems, despite my age.
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• China
4 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic Your keeping fit can be attributed to taking plenty of exercise.
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1 Feb 17
after i posted that response, i went to amazon. Heinz actually does a Dill relish.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
I will have to check a different store, thanks!
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1 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic there were a bunch of good looking albeit pricy ones on amazon. now i'm going to be on the hunt.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
@jillybean1222 Thanks, Jill, me too!
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@MALUSE (43662)
• Uzbekistan
1 Feb 17
Every year I make chutney. Pickle relish is not known in Germany.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
We love chutney with Indian food, but have never made some.
@MALUSE (43662)
• Uzbekistan
2 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic Do you make jam? It's similar, only takes a bit longer to cook.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
@MALUSE No, I have never made jam.
@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
7 Jul 17
I can't have a burger without sweet pickle relish, but I did try chopping up some pickles and adding a bit of mayo once when we were out! Not half bad!
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Jul 17
That might be a good idea with dill too.
@teamfreak16 (41524)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Feb 17
Nah, sweet pickles and sweet relish are definitely not my thing.
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Feb 17
I don't care for sweet pickles anymore either.
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@EddieHands (37807)
• United States
2 Feb 17
Relish is tasty! I want to bite that burger!
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
Yes, seeing the picture earlier mads me hungry!
@DianneN (85276)
• United States
2 Feb 17
Sorry, I don't care for pickles or sweet pickle relish at all. I may, on occasion, eat a kosher dill pickle. Heinz does make a good relish.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Jul 17
If it is dill, I will get some.
1 Feb 17
I agree with you that it would be nice to find a dill relish. i love dish. not a big fan of sweet, though occasionally it will taste good on a hotdog. i prefer sauerkraut on a dog though. of course, i don't eat hotdogs often anyway
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
We rarely ever eat hotdogs, thanks for checking the Heinz site.
@LadyDuck (177121)
• Switzerland
1 Feb 17
I am sure that Heinz makes Dill relish, I have seen it on the supermarket shelves. I do not like pickles at all.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
Apparently Heinz does. I will have to look at some different stores.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I can't stand sweet relish, so it's dill pickles or dill relish or none at all. I've seen dill relish at my grocery store before. I shop at one called Fry's, which is a Kroger store, so if you have one of those they might have it. They keep it near the other relishes. You're right, it probably would be easy to make.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
There is a Kroger's associate store here, so will take a look.
@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
I like relish but we rarely have hamburgers so we don't often have it in the pantry. It probably wouldn't be too difficult to make up your own from dill pickles.
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• United States
1 Feb 17
I do like sweet pickle relish but I'm a pickle lover anyway. I prefer dill pickles with sandwiches but so enjoy gerkin or bread and butter on occasion
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
1 Feb 17
Come to think of it, I don't remember seeing dill relish lately. Seems like I have seen it before, though. When I was growing up we made our own pickles from the cucumbers from our garden. I can't remember much about dill pickles but sweet pickles were a real pain in the behind to make. We had to soak them in a brine for days before canning them. Then "bread and butter" pickles appeared and they were so much easier to can that we rarely canned any other pickles. So I'd say I ate more bread and butter pickles at home growing up than any other pickle. (I guess the name bread and butter came about when the couple who sold them had a bad crop of cucumbers–they were too small to make regular dill or sweet pickles–so they made what they later called bread and butter pickles and bartered them at the local grocer for things like bread and butter.) Funny thing. According to what I've read these pickles have been sold since the 1920s but we didn't start making them until the 1960s and everyone acted like they were the latest, greatest thing to come about since sliced bread. So I always thought they were something that was discovered in the 1960s. Nothing like being off by 40 years!
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@syeow1 (4960)
• India
1 Feb 17
Yes .I like to eat ..
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
I don't like relish I prefer to have slices dill pickles and lots of them. My mom use to make this red tomato relish that was really good on burgers.
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