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MYO Sweet Relish Salad Cubes

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Potato salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, and deviled eggs…all these dishes yell for that extra oomph from relish or sweet salad cubes. A 16 oz jar (one pint) of these tasty tidbits costs around $3.89 in the store.

You can make 6 pints for less than $10, but the real trick is this – the more you make, the less it costs in the long run. Worried that you will have too much? Don’t be – this stuff will last for years as long as it is sealed! It also makes a great gift!

Not sure what the difference is between salad cubes and relish, then take a look at the picture below.

homemade sweet relish cubes budget101

Salad cubes (left) are created when the produce is cut into small cubes. You achieve this cut using a sharp knife.

Relish (right) is created when all the produce used is shredded. This can be done on a flat or box grater or in a food processor with the shred blade.

For this recipe, I am going to use the salad cube method. Be sure all produce is thoroughly washed before you begin.

How to Make Sweet Relish Salad Cubes

Prepare your water bath canner by adding water to just below the rack when in the up position. Place the canner on the stove, over high heat, and let water begin heating up.

prepare canner sweet relish cubes Okay, let’s start cubing the cucumbers. First, cut off the ends of the cucumbers, then cut the cucumber into approximately 1/4″ sandwich-type slices by cutting it from end to end.

slice the cucumbers

Next, cut each sandwich-type slice into 1/4″ strips.

cut cucumbers into strips

Put several strips together and crosscut at 1/4″ intervals to create cubes.
cut cucumbers into cubes

Repeat until all of the cucumbers are cut. Place cubes the large bowl.

cubed cucumbers for sweet relish

Now, cut onions into cubes and place in large bowl with cucumber cubes.

diced onions for homemade sweet relish cubes budget101

Cut peppers into cubes and place in large bowl with cucumbers and onions.

dice green pepper

Mix vegetables in large bowl and sprinkle with salt.

mix vegetables add salt

Add enough water and ice just to cover vegetables. Let vegetables sit for 2 hours.
add ice to cover

After vegetables sit for 2 hours, drain and rinse well. Set aside.

In large pot, combine sugar, spices, & vinegar. Bring to a boil. Add drained vegetables; simmer 10 minutes.

myo sweet relish salad cubes
MYO Sweet Relish & Salad Cubes

Pack hot pickle mix into hot jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace. Remove air bubbles by inserting knife into jar on side and gently pulling toward center.

ladle relish into jars

Adjust 2-piece caps (seals & rings). Process jars in water bath canner 10 minutes. Note: Processing time does not begin until the water returns to a full BOIL.

ladle into jar process

Carefully remove jars from canner and place on heavy towel. Cover with another towel and let stand 24 hours without disturbing.

let jars rest

After 24 hours, check seals and rings to ensure security. Store in your pantry until ready to use. Refrigerate after opening.

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