I am always interested in making food homemade. When I am entertaining I rarely take the easy way out. I am not a believer in ‘they’ll never know it’s not homemade,’ simply because I will know it’s not homemade. I also like taking the opportunity to branch out and experiment a bit. Up until last year, I had never thought of making pickle relish. I was having a rather large cookout, and thought it would be a great opportunity to make my own relish. Plus, my dad loves the stuff and I wanted to surprise him. I got to work coming up with a recipe that would be unique and also pay homage to traditional pickle relish. This relish contains several types of peppers and a combination of onions and shallots that give it huge flavor. It is also super easy to make and can be made from start to finish, in less than 20 minutes (If you roast your red peppers, it will take a few more minutes of dedication to prep, cook, and peel your peppers). I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. I now make it for every cookout 🙂 It is also great as a dip/appetizer….it really is that good!
- 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp. sugar
- ½ tsp. ground mustard
- ½ tsp. ground coriander
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 cup chopped dill pickles
- ¾ cup chopped peppers (equal parts orange bell, poblano, and cubanelle)
- ¾ cup peeled and chopped roasted red peppers
- ½ cup chopped onions (sweet preferable)
- ¼ cup chopped shallots (about 1 large shallot)
#1 Use this relish for entertaining. This is a great make-ahead addition to your spread.
#2 Serve it with chips or crostini as an appetizer, and not just as a condiment.
#3 Use it on an everyday sandwich or salad to turn them into something extraordinary.
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