How to Make Sweet Pickle Relish (the healthier way)
  • 8 medium sized cucumbers
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 sweet green peppers
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • ⅓ cup sea salt
  • 3 cups rapadura or sucanat
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T. whole celery seed
  • 2 T. whole mustard seed
  1. Begin by slicing the cucumbers, peppers and onions.
  2. Chop the vegetables into tiny pieces. I find that putting them into my food processor works best for this.
  3. Pour the chopped veggies into a large bowl.
  4. Cover them with water and let them soak for about two hours (longer won't hurt).
  5. Pour the soaked veggies through a strainer until all the water is drained out.
  6. Pour strained veggies into a bowl and add remaining ingredients.
  7. Stir well.
  8. Pour contents of bowl into a large pot.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Simmer relish for ten minutes, then transfer it into pint sized jars. (I was able to make six full pints, with a little bit leftover.)
  11. Following these hot water bath canning methods, process the pickle relish for 10 minutes (from start of boiling).
Recipe by Heavenly Homemakers at