Sweet Relish

Pickle method very similar to pickled jalapeño or sauerkraut. Some pickle relish recipes include sweet peppers (green or red). Heinz pickle relish includes cabbage.


  • 2 medium cucumbers or 4 small cucumbers, unpeeled (Used 3-6. 6 too much.)
  • 1/4 onion (1/2 tsp onion powder)
  • 1 handful of sliced green or red cabbage (optional)
  • 1/4 green bell pepper (optional)


  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sugar or pilloncillo (blend or heat with brine)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional)


  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Grate cucumbers, onion and cabbage with food processor. Do not peel or seed cucumbers. Mix spices with brine in small pan and bring to simmer.

  1. Mix vegetables with brine and simmer 5m. Let cool and pack into mason jar. Refrigerate.
  2. Pack vegetables into mason jar and pour over hot brine. Allow to cool and refrigerate.