Green Tomato & Red Pepper Relish

The theme for Monday posts in August is Something Else.

It’s not salads or sides or grilling or smoking.

I’m not highlighting a favorite vegetable or other food.

These recipes are just going to be the odd things I make – because.

Like this Relish.

One of my tomato plants collapsed because there were too many big green tomatoes weighing it down.

I rescued the plant and cut off some of the tomatoes so the branches weren’t so heavy.

Then I had to do something with all the big green tomatoes.

We love this. I’ll make it again without waiting for a disaster.

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Green Tomato & Red Pepper Relish

This reminds me of the hot dog relish I had as a child. Goes great on burgers, too.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: Pickles


  • 6 cups (900gr) finely chopped green tomatoes
  • 2 small – medium onions, finely chopped (1 1/3 cup, 180gr)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped (1 1/2 cups, 180gr)
  • 1 tbs sea / course salt (1 1/2 tsp table salt)
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (50gr) white sugar
  • 1/4 cup (45gr) brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs Dijon-style mustard (hot)
  • 1 tbs mustard seed
  • 1 tsp celery seeds


  • Combine green tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and salt in a saucepan.
  • Stir in vinegar, sugars, mustards and celery seeds.
  • Bring the mixture to a gentle boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes, onions and bell peppers are very tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze.


Cutting the tomatoes is time consuming. Use a food processor if you have one. I don’t.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 28
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 258.1 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
Green Tomato & Red Pepper Relish

You could also try Green Tomato Pickles

That’s it!

4 thoughts on “Green Tomato & Red Pepper Relish”

  1. It’s great to see hot mustard in the list of ingredients. I need that zesty heat and I might even add some chilies to this !!!

  2. Hubs would love this one!! I can’t because…peppers, but oh my, this would be gone in a heartbeat for him 🙂

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