Homemade Mexican Relish
March 5, 2007 2:31am CST
Does your family love relish but you find that the commercial kind is expensive and it is loaded with preservatives that you are not comfortable giving to your family? Well, have you ever thought about making your own? It is not hard and it is very rewarding to give your family something that you know is good for them. You will be amazed at how simple it is to make and you will wonder why nobody told you how simple it was before now. This relish is really good on hamburgers and hot dogs...and sandwiches or whatever else you want to use it on! I like to add it to my pasta for pasta salad. Great for picnics It is not really hot so I don't know why it is called Mexican Relish. Mexican Relish 6 large ripe tomatoes 6 large red peppers 6 large green peppers 4 cups celery (about 8 stalks) 4 large onions 1/2 cup salt Grind vegetables together (meat grinder or food processor). Add salt. Let stand at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain. 2 cups vinegar 4 cups sugar 1/2 cup mustard seed Mix ingredients. Pour over vegetables. Mix well. Put into sterilized jars. No need to seal the jar but it does need to be stored in the refrigerator.
6 Mar 07
I have not made relish for many years . I love homemade relish though. I just have not lived in a place since 1992 that I had a garden and a place to grow cucumbers. Maybe I could start some in a huge flower pot and let the vine grow up a trellis like they do in greenhouses. I do not like commercial relish and will seldom even buy the stuff. Sometimes we get some home made stuff given to us along with some jam for Christmas gifts . I have a recipe in one of my cook books that I use for relish. I introduced it to a friend who I knew when we lived in Manitoba. That was back in 1981 and she told me this year that she still uses that recipe .I thought that was pretty neat .
5 Mar 07
well, if the commercial kind of your recipe costs too much, it's better to make your own. home-made relish is good too, plus you get to taste it the way you want it to be. thanks for this recipe. i'll try this one, it's like salad. it's really good for hamburgers.