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Zucchini Relish Recipe - A Great Way to Use Zucchini

Updated on May 30, 2016
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Sweet Zucchini Relish

This Sweet Zucchini relish recipe makes about 6 pints of relish.
This Sweet Zucchini relish recipe makes about 6 pints of relish. | Source

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Zucchini growing in my garden.
Zucchini growing in my garden. | Source
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Zucchini is easy to grow! | Source
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Easy to Grow Zucchini!

If you grow your own zucchini, you know that just a few plants will produce more zucchini than you can use. You give some to the neighbors, you make zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, zucchini casserole, but you still have zucchinis up the wazoo!

Zucchini is one of the easiest and most rewarding vegetables to grow in your garden. One packet of seeds can yield dozens of zucchinis, providing enough to feed your family and most of the neighborhood for a good part of the summer.

The plants are showy, with large leaves and big yellow flowers. Once the plant produces flowers, the vegetable is not far behind. In good growing conditions with plenty of moisture, the dark green zucchinis can double in size overnight. Don't despair, they keep well in the refrigerator, and you can always leave some in the mail box for the mail lady!


Best Zucchini Sweet Relish Recipe!

One of our favorite ways to use our home-grown zucchini is in Zucchini Sweet Relish. This tastes very much like the sweet India Relish made from cucumbers that we enjoy on our hot dogs and hamburgers. We like this relish in tuna salad, egg salad and on sandwiches. Zucchini sweet relish mixed with mayonnaise makes an excellent tarter sauce for fish with it's sweet/tart flavor. Add some to your pasta salads, too!

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Supplies and utensils to have on hand

  • 6 or 7 pint sized canning jars with rubberized seals and rings.
  • Pot large enough to fit 6 pint jars. This does not need a lid.
  • Jar tongs to remove hot jars from water bath.
  • Large plastic or stainless bowl for relish.
  • Measuring cup and measuring spoons.

Hints for Canning

  • Wash jars, lids and rings in hot soapy water and sterilize in boiling water. Let stand in hot water until ready to fill.
  • After filling jars, wipe off rims with a damp paper towel. If the jar rim is not perfectly clean, the lids won't seal.
  • You know the jars are sealed when you hear the "pop" of the lids contracting. You will see that the center of the lid is slightly indented.
  • The jars will cool at slightly different rates, so some jars will take longer to seal than others.
  • If a jar doesn't seal, you can keep it in the refrigerator to use or you can reprocess. Before reprocessing, remove lid and make sure that the lid and jar rim are perfectly clean as a bit of relish or juice on the rim could have prevented sealing.

Zucchini Relish Ingredients

Onion and zucchini ready to make into relish.
Onion and zucchini ready to make into relish. | Source
Ingredients for Sweet Zucchini Relish
Ingredients for Sweet Zucchini Relish | Source
Ground zucchini, onion and green pepper
Ground zucchini, onion and green pepper | Source

Ingredients - Zucchini Sweet Relish

  • 10 cups zucchini, peeled, chopped
  • 2 cups 0nion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped fine
  • 5 tablespoons salt, canning or Kosher
  • 2 1/4 cups white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Instructions

  1. Wash jars and lids. Place jars in hot water to heat up.
  2. Chop zucchini, onion, green pepper in a food processor or run through a grinder. Add salt and let stand in refrigerator overnight.
  3. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and heat in large pot. Bring to low boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Pour mixture into hot jars and seal. Place in pot and process in boiling water bath (212°F) for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from water bath with tongs and set on counter to cool. You will hear the "pop" as the jars cool off and the lids seal.
  7. Tighten rings and let completely cool. Makes 6 - 7 pints of relish.

Enjoy Your Zucchini Sweet Relish!

Serve zucchini sweet relish at your cookouts with hot dogs and hamburgers. You may also like it, as our family does, spread in ham sandwiches or in your tuna salad or egg salad. If you grow your own zucchini, make extra to give away to your friends!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      What a great recipe for zucchini. Your squash relish sounds fabulous and I think our family and friends would love to have it as a gift. Thanks, too, for info on storage.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Just lending support for a good writer; I don't do zucchini but I'm sure this is good. :)

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      Yum Stephanie. I've got lots of zucchini coming up soon. Now I know what to do with it! Thanks Kelley

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      Kristin Trapp 4 years ago from Illinois

      Your zucchini relish is absolutely beautiful and looks so much better than the typical store-bought relish. I definitely have been the recipient of a neighbor's abundant zucchini harvest as you describe and now I know why. I would love to try canning sometime; you make it sound so do-able.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      RTalloni - Our family really likes this zucchini sweet relish, and has started using it on sandwiches as well as hot dogs and hamburgers. It's so pretty that I think it would make a great gift, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Billybuc - Sorry I couldn't convince you to give zucchini a try...maybe in future recipe hubs... Thanks so much for your continued support, though! It's always great to hear from you!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Kellyward - Those of us who grow zucchini are always looking for new ways to use it! Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Ktrapp - There's always something so satisfying about seeing jars of homemade relish, jams or pickles on the counter! I love photographing them as well as eating the contents. This recipe is a great one if you are new to canning...it's very doable for a newbie! Actually, you can make the relish in smaller quantities and store in the fridge if you don't want to go the processing route. It keeps well.

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      sadie423 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I've made zucchini pickles but not relish. We've got way too many plants in the garden this year so I will have a chance to experiment!

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow this looks delish and I love zucchini and I have many growing! My son has taught me to eat them almost raw in veggie dishes, just heated through and wow are they so much better! I will make this, thanks!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Sadie423 - That's the good thing about growing zucchini - you usually get enough to experiment! Hope you enjoy the zucchini sweet relish recipe!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Jackie Lynnley - Glad you like the looks of this zucchini sweet relish recipe! It's easy to make, and I think you'll enjoy it. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      I use to can quite a lot each years, but haven't done a thing so far this years. I like your relish recipe and my mother would love it. I think I will give it a try. Thanks for the instructions.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Pamela99 - If you're an old hand at canning, then this zucchini relish recipe will be an easy project for you! Hope you enjoy the relish!

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      A great hub about Zucchini. I must admit though that I have never heard of this plant before. You have given really interesting ways to use this plant and your photos are excellent

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This looks amazing! I shared this.

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      screaming 4 years ago

      That sounds really good, will have to try this recipe. voted up!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Screaming - Thanks for stopping in to read my hub on making zucchini sweet relish. It's a great way to use your extra zucchinis, and not hard to make. Hope you enjoy it!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Angela Brummer - Glad you like my zucchini relish recipe, Angela! Thanks so much for the comment and the share!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Viking305 - Zucchini is a commonly grown plant in home gardens in most of the U.S. because it is easy to grow and each plant produces many vegetables. In fact, most of us have way more than we can use! Thanks for your kind comments and thanks so much for the share!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      WOW i have not heard of Zucchini Relish before but thanks for the recipe i will give it a try !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Kashmir56 - Zucchini relish is a great way to use us a few of those extra zucchini. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the comment and the share!

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      sallieannluvslife 4 years ago from Eastern Shore

      I grew up with zucchini in our garden every year but never really called it one of my favorites but I just may change my mind with this recipe! It looks delicious!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      sallieannluvslife - You may love zucchini once you start getting creative with it! Hope you enjoy the recipe, and thanks for your comment!

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      AnnaCia 4 years ago

      Love the article, the photos and the format. Thank you for the information and for writing such a refreshing hub.

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      Roberta Kyle 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I love zucchini and this relish sounds delish! I snap up zucchini from farm stands and farmers markets this time of year so I just may give this a whirl-- thanks for a wonderful, well laid out, easy to follow recipe with great pix.

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      Healing Herbalist 4 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      Love zucchini relish. Make it every year. I give it as gifts too. Nothing goes to waste here. I can and pickle everything. Voted up!

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      Corey 4 years ago from Northfield, MA

      I have planted a lot of zucchini in my garden this year. This recipe will be perfect for using zucchini when it starts to pile up! Thanks!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      AnnaCia - Glad you enjoyed the article and my zucchini photographs! Thanks so much for your comments!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      cloverleaffarm - Pickling and making relishes is a great way to preserve garden vegetables. I like the idea of giving a selection of pickles or relish as gifts! Thanks for stopping in to comment!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Robie2 - If you live next door to anyone who grows zucchini, you can probably get all you want when it starts coming in season! Hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try. Thanks for commenting!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Cabmgmnt - One reason we started making zucchini relish and pickles is that there was just to much to eat any other way. Hope you enjoy the zucchini sweet relish if you make it!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      oh-my-God! zucchini... why not? will have to get my daughter to whip us up some. thanks.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Mhatter99 - hmmm...will she whip up some zucchini or some relish? :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I love zucchini cooked in anyway. The recipe is simple, I think I can make this. Thanks for sharing.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Vinaya Ghimire - If you enjoy sweet relish, do give this a try. It's easy and very tasty. Thanks for stopping in to comment!

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      Kim Lam 4 years ago from California

      What an interesting recipe! I do have quite a bit of them growing already. Thanks for sharing!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Just stopping back in to say congrats on your Hub of the Day award for this super recipe.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Mmmmm! The recipe sounds so delicious, and your photos are just delectably beautiful! Zucchini is a great and flexible vegetable - I love it!

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      What a great idea! I will try that this year. Last year I grated zucchini and froze it raw in bags to use during the winter in soups, stews, and bread, but guess what? Even though it seemed like I was using tons of it, I still have several bags of frozen zucchini left in the deep freeze and new zucchini almost ready in the garden. This sounds like a good alternative for using my surplus. Congrats on Hub of the Day!

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      Vanderleelie 4 years ago from New Brunswick, Canada

      Looks like a great solution to the "more-than-enough" feeling that comes at harvest time. My zucchini plants here in Canada are just starting to grow, but with this recipe, I'll be prepared for the inevitable bumper crop!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Stephanie Sweet relish and zucchini...how can this not be yummy?! I have never made a relish but a see a relish-making day in my future. I can almost taste this. I like to put relish on bean soup. Thanks for sharing this.

      And, congratulations on hub of the day.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Turtlewoman - When zucchini are in season, I'm always looking for some new way to use them. Making zucchini sweet relish is an excellent way to preserve some of our excess zucchinis. Hope you have a chance to give it a try. Thanks for your comments!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Pstraubie48 - Good luck with making your zucchini sweet relish - I'm sure you'll find it easy to get good results with this recipe. I never thought of putting relish on bean soup,but it sounds good! Thanks for the good idea and for stopping in to comment!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Vanderleelie - Zucchini plants often produce such bumper crops that it's hard to use them all. This sweet relish is just one way to make use of your crop - enjoy!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      DeborahNeyens - I had to laugh when you said you still have frozen zucchini from last year and your new crop is about to come in because that's happened to me. I really hate to waste any of our garden vegetables, so sometimes it's hard to be realistic on how much we'll actually use. Making pickles and relish is a good alternative to freezing. Thanks for your comments and for the congratulations!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Marcy Goodfleisch - There are certainly many things you can do with zucchini, and this relish is just one of them. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for your very nice comments!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      RTalloni - Thanks so much for stopping in again and for your congratulations! I was very pleased and surprised to see this recipe featured!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Congratulations on this wonderful hub of the day. I have never tried zucchini relish. Aside from the process from canning, this recipe sounds pretty easy and the ingredients are deliciously simple. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us and have a fabulous day.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Missolive - Although the canning process might seem daunting to a beginner, it's really easy and the results are well worth while. Thanks so much for your congratualtions and for your kind comments on my recipe!

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      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Zucchini relish sounds like a fantastic idea because I love zucchini any way it is fixed, even raw in salads. One reader just answered a question I was going to ask, "can you freeze zucchini?" I don't know why I never thought of zucchini relish. I have a squash relish recipe that calls for yellow squash that a friend gave me and I have been using it for 20 years. The basic recipe is very similar to yours except that it doesn't use nutmeg, and I have used it to make pepper relish. Your photos are beautiful, and so is your relish. Voted up for a truly good hub.

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      joaniebaby 4 years ago

      Great recipe. Congratulations on Hub of the Day. When we lived on the farm we always had a bumper crop of zucchini. Zucchini bread was our favorite, but this relish sounds good, and I know my husband would love it. He loves anything with a "zing" to it.

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      Anish Patel 4 years ago

      I have some butter squash but don't use a spoon to curl out the insides when making a pickle out of it. I know relish can be demanding task also but know it loses its nutty flavor a little when making it. I try to add a little vanilla to spice up the relish or pickle, try using a wooden spoon coated with sugar and spices for great flavor....

      Thanks for the tips at the end....

      Anish

      B.B.

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      Comfort Babatola 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      I love sweet relish, but oh boy, that's a lot of sugar! If I do try to make mine, I'll probably use 1/2 that amount. Hope that won't ruin it.

      Thanks for sharing your recipe, and congrats on being the HOTD!

      Voted useful.

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      Stopping back by to say CONGRATS on the HOTD. Another fantastic hub!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Congrats Steph on your HOTD! Your hubs are brilliant with photos and details...I'll never eat zucchini, but I admire your talent with creating this relish!:)

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I love eating zucchini but I have not heard of zucchini relish before. A change in cooking this vegetable is very welcome. I bit this is yummy in sandwiches. Thanks for sharing. BTW, Congrats on winning the HOTD!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Congrats on HOTD! Your photos are beautiful. Does zucchini grow better than squash? I try to plant squash and usually get one or two before the bugs or heat get to the plants. Maybe I'll try zucchini next time. Thanks!

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Stephanie, I never realized it until I just read your recipe that nutmeg IS in relish. I taste it every time. Yes, once you plant zucchini, be prepared for a ton of leftovers to give away. I never thought of turning it into relish! Thanks for the idea!

      Votes and shares!!

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      Sherri 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Up, useful, and everything else, Stephanie. I never thought of making a zucchini relish, but what an awesome way to "deal" with this huge garden producer. You can only eat so many baked and stuffed zucchini boats, zucchini breads, and zucchini stir fries in a season.

      To affirm your encouraging words to missolive about canning, this hot water bath method really is easy. You just have to jump into it the first time and gain confidence from the good results. I would only add that the water level should cover the loosely screwed jar lids by about an inch (please correct me if I'm wrong).

      Voted up and everything else.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      MizBejabbers – I’ll have to try this recipe with yellow squash, too, as we often get more of that than we can eat. Good idea to use zucchini in pepper relish! Thanks so much for your comments and votes!

      Joaniebaby – Thanks so much for your comments and congratulations! The vinegar in this recipe gives it just enough “zing.” I hope your husband likes it!

      Penofone – I never would have thought to use vanilla to add flavor to relish ...interesting idea. Thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Sunshine625 – You’ll never eat zucchini? There are some good ways to camouflage it, you know…maybe we can sneak it into one of your other food groups… ? Thanks for your comments and complements!

      Comfort B – Most of the sweet relish recipes I’ve seen call for similar amounts of sugar to balance the vinegar for a sweet-sour flavor. By cutting the sugar to half, you probably won’t ruin the recipe, but it will definitely be more on the sour side. I’d be curious to know the results if you try it.

      Kellyward – Thanks so much for visiting again and for the congratulations! It’s always wonderful to hear from you! ?

      Thelma Alberts – Ever since I started making this relish, my family has enjoyed it on sandwiches. It does give a little added zip! Thanks for stopping by to comment, Thelma!

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      Kristin Trapp 4 years ago from Illinois

      Just wanted to stop back by to say congratulations. I love this hub and the beautiful color of the zucchini relish.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Victoria Lynn - Some years we have a big problem with squash bugs, but this year the zucchini produced great results before the bugs found them. ? Good luck next year! Thanks for stopping by to read and comment!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Sholland10 – Haha…it sometimes comes to a point where the neighbors won’t answer the door when they see us heading their way with another armload of zucchini…we did have a bumper crop this year, and making relish was one way of using some of the excess. Thanks for the votes and shares! ?

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Sally's Trove - It's true - when you have a bumper crop of zucchini, you are sometimes desperate for new ways to use it! :)

      Thanks for the reminder about the water level in the water bath. Yes, do cover the jars with water by an inch or two!

      Thanks for the comments and the votes! Do watch my hubs for one more unique way of using up that zucchini!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Ktrapp - Thanks for stopping back to visit and for the congratulations on my HOTD! I have to admit that as an artist, I get much pleasure from photographing the results of my recipes when the colors are so striking. Thanks for noticing and commenting! :)

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      Fawntia Fowler 4 years ago from San Francisco

      I've never been a big fan of zucchini, but I like relish, so this is interesting!

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      HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

      I love zucchini - but never thought you could use it in a relish! How interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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      Gloria 4 years ago from France

      Stephanie this hub couldn't have come at a better time for me. I have planted some Zuchinies and was wonder what to do with them if they all mature. Thanks I will bookmark this one for definite.

      Do I have to use a hot water bath? as I have never done this method before.

      Thanks

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      Hi Stephanie, I like Zucchini, and then I go through times of NOT liking it. However would you believe, Last week was the first time I had Relish of any kind on a Hot Dog... And I LIKED it! They were out of Sauerkraut. Anyway, your Recipe sounds Good, I'm willing to try it!

      I now look forward to Following your Hubs.

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      David Stillwell 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Hey Stephanie! Congratulations on Hub of The Day... always well deserved. Question: What kind of peper would you use in your recipe? I was thinking red or yellow Bell Pepper?

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Stephanie,

      I wish I had this recipe when we lived in Wisconsin many years ago and had a huge garden producing many things + zucchini. Yes...they really grow fast! I definitely did some canning back then! Congratulations on your HOTD award. This sounds so good! Up votes and tweeting. You don't need a share today with followers since you are on the front page! :)

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      Hui (蕙) 4 years ago

      Great idea. My dad grows zucchini in his backyard. And it does grow fast, and a lot vegetables that are not useful. This is practical. Besides, I like the way you organize this hub.

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      LIP 4 years ago from United States

      great relish recipe! hope you check mine out:

      https://hubpages.com/food/Pao-de-Queijo-Recipe-Eng...

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      emilybee 4 years ago

      Wow how creative! Your pictures are great and it sounds delicious! I'll try it someday.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Wow I have never heard of Zucchini Relish! I am not a huge Zucchini fan but I will try anything once! Congrats on the Hub of the Day! Voted up and shared!

      JSMatthew~

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Fawntia - It's really hard to tell the difference between this relish and one made with cucumbers. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Gloshei - You can just make the relish and refrigerate it, but it will keep for a very long time unrefrigerated if you use the water bath and seal the lids. If you don't plan to seal it, you might want to do half of the recipe unless you'll be giving away your relish. :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Hi Davenmidtown - Gosh, it's good to see you here! We used green bell peppers because we happened to have them available, but I would love to see the added color of a red or yellow pepper (or both!) in this recipe. It would certainly add eye appeal! Thanks for stopping in, Dave!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Hi Peggy W - Gardening, freezing, canning and pickling do go together, don't they? I think you would have enjoyed making this relish when you had a big crop of zucchini! Thanks for stopping in with your comments, congratulations and votes! And thanks for the tweets!

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      David Stillwell 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

      I will try this recipe out in the next couple of days and post you a picture... im excited by this.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Hui, LIP, Emilybee - Thanks so much for stopping in to comment on my Zucchini sweet relish recipe! I appreciate your thoughts!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      J.S.Matthew - Thanks so much for stopping in to comment and congratulate on my HOTD! I appreciate your votes and the share!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      HawaiiHeart - Zucchini makes a great relish - give it a try! Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      B.Malin - Wow! I'm surprised that you've never had relish on a hot dog, but not surprised that you liked it! Actually, I often have both sauerkraut and relish. Thanks for your comments!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      I'd love to see a photo of your relish with yellow or red pepper added! Good luck with your relish making! :)

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      This sounds so delectable! I am going to try this on my hot dogs!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I love pickle relish, but I have never tried zuccinni. Great hub with great photos! Congratulations on another well deserved Hub of the Day! That is awesome.

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      Urmila 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Wow! Recipe for zucchini sweet relish! Loved it. I will try making it. Voted up! Oh, congratulations on Hub of the day!

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      Melissa Flagg 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

      Great hub, I've got some extra zucchini, and I've been trying to figure out how to use them before they go bad! Thank you so much for this hub! Had to share it!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      GMwilliams - I'm sure you'll love this sweet zucchini relish on your hot dogs or sandwiches!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Tammyswallow - Thanks for stopping by, Tammy. Perhaps you'll try making this relish - I think you'd like it!

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Very nice recipe and presentation of the sweet zucchini relish. So deserving of the Hub of the Day accolade. Congratulations!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Daughter of Maat and Urmilashukla23 - Thanks for your comments and congratulations! Hope you enjoy the zucchini relish recipe if you try it!

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      SouthernHoney 4 years ago from Woodinville, WA

      Yummm! I can't wait to try this out. Thanks for the creative idea!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      With all due respect, my friend Stephanie Henkel: I just can't get excited over Zucchini relish. Wish we lived closer so you could give me some so I could just try it.

      Dumb question: If you have way too much why do you plant so much? I can tell you are a serious cook.....I never saw such a big container of cornstarch!

      Congrats on HOTD. You did a great job with photos and instructions on how to make Zucchini relish.

      I voted this UP, etc.etc.

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      Virginia Kearney 4 years ago from United States

      What an interesting recipe! I have done a lot of different types of canning but never made relish. I will have to try this. Thanks for the creative idea! I'm pinning it and voting it up.

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      nmdonders 4 years ago

      I've just recently become a fan of zucchini. For some reason I never like it before and now I have it several times a month. I'll have to give this a try. Also, congratulations on Hub of the Day!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Hi Mary615 - Haha...wish you lived closer, too - I'd give you some relish and zucchini, too! Actually, we only plant one little packet of seeds. It seems a waste to not use the whole package. One plant can produce a LOT of zucchini, though!

      Oh, you noticed the cornstarch? When I let my husband do the shopping, he will often come back with the giant economy size of whatever was on the list - YIKES! I think I've had that box of cornstarch for 4 years already!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Virginia Lynne, Southern Honey, Snakeslane, Nmdonders:

      I'm so glad you enjoyed my article on making zucchini sweet relish! Thanks so much for stopping in to view and comment on my hub!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Stephanie Henkel! I told my neighbor about this recipe, andshe copied it and said she would certainly make some of this because she just loved Zucchini relish, just never knew how to make it!

      BTW, I have learned how to preserve lots of foods, including all those pecans I never use up at Christmastime. When you have time, check out my Hub on preserving nuts in Mason jars.

      Hope you have a wonderful day with all your Zucchinis.

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      Gloria 4 years ago from France

      Thanks Stephanie.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Mary615 - Thanks for checking out my zucchini relish recipe - hope your neighbor enjoys it! I've never heard of preserving nuts in Mason jars - I'll certainly check out your hub!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Wonderful. Your best friend cook should be the sneaky chef. She has many recipes that sneak those right in. I made chili last night and snuck the zucchini in.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Meiamae and Bridalletter:

      Glad you enjoyed my zucchini relish recipe! It's a great way to use some of your garden crop. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Delicious, must try this out. Congratulations!!

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      Jean Rogers 4 years ago

      I have never heard of zucchini relish, but it sounds fascinating and I must try it. By the way, I your photos are great.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Jean Rogers - Good luck with your zucchini relish - hope you like it! Thanks for your nice comment on my photos!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Who would hve thought that "zucchini" would turn into such a Keyword! (Note: you can dehydrate the zucchini which grow to large, then blend them into zucchini flour. Try that one, too.)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Perspycacious - I wouldn't have thought to try drying zucchini and making zucchini flour...hmmm, interesting concept!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Italiangourmet123 - I hope you enjoy the zucchini relish if you make it. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment on my article.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      A really creative way to use zucchini! Will pin this to my recipe list on Pin. Thanks for this wonderful hub!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Midget38 - This zucchini relish is our favorite sweet relish! I'm glad you like the recipe. Thanks for the comment and the Pin!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I can see why this hub won HOTD! What a beautiful recipe with nice photos, too. I don't can but this recipe could convince me to give it a try! I like the idea of having a pantry full of sweet zucchini relish. Thanks for sharing...voted up!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Vespawoolf -There is something so satisfying about having beautiful jars of pickles or jams and jellies on my pantry shelves. The zucchini relish is a wonderful dash of color and taste! Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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      SunsetSky 4 years ago from USA

      This looks very tasty. I've never tried it but I am tempted to make it. Thank you for sharing!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      SunsetSky - Zucchini Relish is a great way to use extra zucchini from your garden. You'll enjoy it all year long! Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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      Ms. Immortal 4 years ago from NJ

      Thanks, this recipe looks amazing. Going to pin it for future reference.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Cathy Fidelibus - Glad you liked the zucchini relish recipe! Hope you enjoy it next time zucchini are in season!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      This looks wonderful!!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      AudreyHowitt - This zucchini relish recipe is a great way to use surplus garden zucchini. Glad you liked the recipe!

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      Ms. Immortal 4 years ago from NJ

      This comes at a great time for me. I am planning on doing a lot of canning and pickling from garden. Thanks again!

      Shared!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Cathy Fidelibus - If you have your own garden, zucchini is a perfect crop to grow. This zucchini relish recipe is perfect for your extra zucchini and fairly easy to make. Check out my zucchini cobbler recipe, too! Thanks for stopping in to comment. Much luck with your garden!

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      Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Hi, interesting recipe. I am not much of a zucchini fan (except in zucchini bread), can you use other vegetables in place of the zucchini?

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      How did I miss this before! Pinning and sharing because it sure sounds like a recipe I'd love.

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Paula Atwell - You'd never know this was zucchini in this relish recipe...one of the reasons people like it! This is probably similar to a cucumber relish recipe, but don't know if the vegetables would be interchangeable.

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Susan Zutautas - It might be a little late in the season for zucchini, but do hope you'll give a try next summer. Thanks so much for the pin and shares! :)

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We still have zucchini here and loads of it :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Wow, Susan! Our season for zucchini is ended, and I didn't even get to make zucchini bread! Hubby did make the relish, though. There are tons of things you can do with it...enjoy!

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've got my freezer full of zucchini bread this year :)

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      WOW! There's hope yet for some of MY nearly 700 Hubs! Your winner of this Hub Of The Day is this one from TWO years ago! I knew I had commented about being able to dehydrate zucchini and then blend it into zucchini flour, and here's the Hub, the comment, and your reply "born again"....or did it just take the HP Team that long to read this? In any case, congratulations and they are well-deserved. Just think, if you had left HP you might never have known!

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      Perspycacious - I think this won HOTD shortly after I published it two years ago. It is nice to see some new traffic now, though. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

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