Green Tomato Relish


Make use of unripe green tomatoes from your garden at the end of the season. Eat this delightful relish fresh, or put it away and try it at your next barbecue.

Green Tomato Relish

Blaine Moats

Prep Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr
6 to 7 half-pints or 3 to 4 pints


  • 6 medium (about 2 pounds) green tomatoes, cored and cut up (about 4 cups chopped)

  • ½ pound cabbage, cored and cut up (about 3 cups chopped)

  • 3 medium green sweet peppers, seeded and cut up (about 2-1/4 cups chopped)

  • 2 medium red sweet peppers, seeded and cut up (about 1-1/2 cups chopped)

  • 1 large onion, cut up (about 1 cup chopped)

  • 2 tablespoon pickling salt

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon mustard seed

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • ½ cup water


  1. Use a food processor to finely chop green tomatoes, cabbage, green and red sweet peppers, and onion, processing a portion at a time, using several on/off turns of the processor. (Or, finely chop by hand.) Place vegetables in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons pickling salt; stir well. Cover and chill overnight. Rinse well in colander under running water; drain.

  2. In a large pot stir together sugar, mustard seed, celery seed, and turmeric. Stir in vinegar and water. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in vegetables. Return mixture to boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Ladle hot relish into hot, sterilized half-pint or pint canning jars, leaving a 1/2-inch head-space. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process in boiling water canner for 5 minutes for half-pints or 10 minutes for pints (start timing when water begins to boil). Store sealed jars up to 3 months. Makes 6 to 7 half-pints or 3 to 4 pints (eighty-four 1-tablespoon servings).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

15 Calories
4g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 84
Calories 15
% Daily Value *
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Vitamin C 7.7mg 39%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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