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Sweet Pepper Pickle Relish

So colorful and so good! You will be proud to give these jars as gifts. Skill Level: Intermediate

45 min Prep
80 min Total
price per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 25
Protein 0.1g
Total Carbohydrates 6.1g
Dietary Fiber 0.2g
Net Carbohydrates 5.9g
Sugar 5.6g
Total Fat 0.0g
Saturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 111.2mg
SmartPoints® 1.0


  • 1 pound cucumber, finely chopped
  • 4 cups red, yellow or orange bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 3 one pint mason jars


  1. Mix the chopped cucumbers, bell peppers and onion in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix the sugar, vinegar, salt, celery seed, mustard seed and ginger in a saucepot. Bring to boil.
  3. Add the chopped vegetables, then return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  4. Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir it into the vegetable mixture. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken, stirring occasionally.
  5. Ladle the relish into hot sterilized canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
  6. Run a thin, non-metallic utensil down inside of jars to remove air bubbles. Wipe rims of jars clean with a damp cloth. Cover jars with metal lids and screw on the bands.
  7. Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes.
  8. After processing the jars, remove from water bath canner. Cool at room temperature on a towel or rack for 12 to 24 hours.
  9. Check for seal.


You can use any kind of cucumbers to make relish (pickling, English, or regular). If the regular cucumbers have a tough skin, some prefer to peel them first.


Price Per Serving based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing

Photo Credit: McCormick Spice Company