Easy To Make Freezer Sweet Relish

The other day I was standing in the grocery store holding a jar of sweet relish. I needed to purchase some for a few recipes I had planned out for the following week. Yet, as I stood there holding on to the jar, reading all the unnecessary ingredients like food coloring and corn syrup, I realized I could probably make a healthier version back at home. I had grown up watching my grandmother make all kinds of relish, so all I had to do was find some of her recipes and I'd be good to go.

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Most of my grandma's recipes were done by preserving them with canning, but since I was doing a somewhat smaller batch, I wanted to try to see if this relish could hold up to being frozen. I had only seen a few other recipes that called for freezing, so I was a bit unsure.

Thankfully, it worked! It worked out so well that my next batch was made a little bigger so I could have more bags to freeze.


Super Easy To Make


What I love about this recipe is the simplicity of it. It's really easy to make and once you taste how delicious it is, even after freezing, you'll never want to buy store bought again.

canning jar packed with homemade sweet relish

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3 freezer bags of sweet relish on a cookie shetet

What To Use It In


Sweet relish for me goes beyond just backyard BBQ foods. I use sweet relish for all kinds of things.

  • Adding a sweet kick to my Mock Tuna Fish

  • A tangy treat inside a veggie wrap

  • A chunky addition to a nice aioli sauce


and so much more.

Having sweet relish on hand is a must for me, so I'm so glad I was able to put this recipe together.

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chopped veggies in a large glass bowl

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cucumber mixture with ice on top in large bowl

What Do You Make Homemade?


Is there anything that you make at home instead of buying it at the store? Leave me a comment let me know! Leave the link to the recipe if you have it too! I'd love to try it out!

 

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Freezer Sweet Relish Recipe

 

Comments

  1. Thank you thank you! I love relish but haven't eaten it in years because of its horrific ingredient list.

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  2. LOVE how this relish is freezer friendly! I wanna put this on everything!

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  3. I love this idea! It's been a long time since I've bought relish but I know I'll be buying it again this summer, well would be but instead I'm pinning this to make instead. I love a relish with a good bite so I might add in some garlic and peppers, I'll keep you posted. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. This is seriously amazing. Because YES, I stand in the grocery aisle and just think to myself "WHY IS THAT IN THERE?!" (Vlasic relish I'm looking at you...) This is genius and I can't wait to share with my husband so we can make it this weekend!

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  5. Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.comMarch 19, 2018 at 8:32 PM

    This looks so fresh and delicious! I love the combo of flavors here and can not wait to try it!!

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  6. Thanks Angela. Let me know what you think if you do get a chance to try it.

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  7. Ha ha. Yup. I have actually voice out loud 'WHY??' in the store. LOL. Making more and more things homemade is best for sure.

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  8. Thanks Sarah. I hope you get the chance to try it out. It's super easy to make.

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  9. Ha ha. Me too! Oh wait.. I already do. LOL!

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  10. You are very welcome Emily! Let me know what you think if you get the chance to try it out!

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  11. I'm an avid meal prep person but i've never made anything with the intent to freeze. I should try it.

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  12. I used to not be a relish fan but as I've gotten older, I've decided I really love it. This looks so yummy!

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  13. This looks great! In the South this looks like something we call Chow Chow. A sweet relish that mom and I love! Mmmmmmmmmmm.

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  14. Yes, something like Chow Chow. It's good on just about anything.

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  15. I never was either, well until my later adult years. Guess my taste buds are changing.

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  16. I know. I grew up canning it, so freezing it works MUCH better for me.

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  17. This seems like such a great way to ensure you always have some sweet relish on hand for when you're in a pinch! I love this idea. Can't wait to make my own freezer sweet relish the next time I head to the grocery store. I've only really ever had dill and sweet relish but it has been in the refrigerator. Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Thanks Billy. I was so excited when it actually worked out! My husband asked me to try some dill relish too. So I need to do that soon.

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