Aunt Gussie’s Relish Recipe

Diane Verble, Vanduser, Missouri, sends her Aunt Gussie Dohogne’s “marvelous, can’t-be-beat relish recipe. Aunt Gussie’s Relish recipe is simple, fast and delicious in ham salad or on a hot dog.” 

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Aunt Gussie’s Relish

4 cups onion
4 cups cabbage
4 cups green tomatoes
4 cups red and green pepper
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon celery seed
2 tablespoons mustard seed
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
4 cups vinegar
2 cups water 

Grind or finely chop onions, cabbage, tomatoes and peppers before measuring. (Diane uses the old type of grinder that fastens to a table.) Combine and place mixture in large bowl.

Sprinkle salt over vegetables, and cover with foil. Let stand overnight; do not stir. This leaches out the moisture.

Drain and rinse well.

Combine celery seed, mustard seed, turmeric, vinegar and water; add to vegetables. (Diane says she simmers the vinegar mixture alone before adding to vegetables.) Simmer mixture for 3 minutes. Pour into jars and seal. Yields 8 pints.