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Microwave Zucchini Relish

Tangy, zesty zucchini relish goes great on burgers, hot dogs, on a cheese platter and more.


  • 4 cups (1 liter) finely chopped zucchini (4 -5 medium)
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (50 milliliter) pickling salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 milliliter) cider or white vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 milliliter) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon (30 milliliter) Club House Pickling Spice


  • 1 Prepare vegetables in food processor, if desired. Place chopped vegetables in large bowl and mix with pickling salt. Cover with cold water. Let stand 1 hour.
  • 2 Drain and rinse under cold running water. Drain well.
  • 3 In 4-quart (4 L) microwave-safe bowl, combine vinegar and sugar.
  • 4 Tie spices in small cheesecloth bag and add to vinegar solution. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  • 5 Microwave on HIGH for 7 minutes, stirring once, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir; microwave, covered at MEDIUM-HIGH for 3 minutes.
  • 6 Stir in well-drained vegetables. Heat, covered, on HIGH for 10-12 minutes, stirring twice, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove spice bag.
  • 7 Spoon into sterilized jars, leaving ½-inch (2 cm) headspace. Seal.
  • 8 Refrigerate up to 2 months. For longer storage, process sealed jars in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Store in cool dark location.


(per Serving)