Cucumber Relish Recipe

There are no bad cucumbers--use the misshapen ones from your garden in this cucumber relish recipe.

Cucumber Relish Recipe

Ingredients You Will Need:
4 cups cucumber, diced (remove seeds)
½ cup sweet onion, chopped fine
½ cup red pepper, chopped fine
½ cup green pepper, chopped fine
½ cup salt
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups white vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard seed
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon allspice

Mix the vegetables and sprinkle the salt over the top. Mix again. Add two cups of cold water and one cup of ice to the cucumbers and mix thoroughly. Let the vegetables soak up some salt for about two hours. Meanwhile, mix the mustard seed, cinnamon, cloves and allspice in a cup until blended. Set aside. Drain the brine from the cucumbers. Rinse once, then return to the bowl and add the brown sugar and the vinegar. Mix well. Add the spices and mix again. Serve at room temperature.

To add a slightly bitter and peppery flavor, mix about ½ tablespoon turmeric with the vegetables, along with the salt.

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