I hope your gardens are treating you well and that you've gotten to the point of wondering "what in the world am I going to do with all this zucchini". I'm here to help. Last year my sweet neighbor stopped over to give me zukes and when I said "thanks I'll take them into the office" he looked so disappointed I just had to come up with another plan. So I canned relish and took a jar over to him, big smiles were my reward!
Hope you love it if you try it:@)My Zucchini Relish
(Plan on 6-7 half pints, maybe one being a full pint store anything left over in the fridge and use it first.)
10 C zucchini - ground
3 C onion - ground
5 Tblsp Kosher salt
2 1/2 C cider vinegar
1 Tblsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
3/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger (one day I want to try this with fresh ginger!)
5 Allspice berries (I used a spice ball, use cheesecloth if you have it)
1 1/2 tsp celery seed
one large red pepper - ground
one large green pepper - ground (in the picture I used frying peppers, green peppers=more color)
2 1/2 C sugar
I used my little 3 cup Kitchenaid chopper for all veggies, even that small I was done in no time!
Add zukes, onion and salt to a large bowl. Let sit overnight in fridge (or while at work). I added the peppers to the bowl while I was getting everything else together.
Add vinegar, mustard, nutmeg, pepper, ginger, allspice, and sugar to a large pot, bring to boil, then simmer 10 minutes.
While that's happening, put veggies (in batches) onto a clean dish towel and ring out well.
Add veggies and celery seed to the pot of vinegar/spices.
Bring to boil, then simmer 10 minutes.
Laddle into prepared jars, process for 10 minutes in water bath.
Count the "pops" and love life!!!