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Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish

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Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish is a delicious condiment that is preservative free, gluten-free, and made from all natural ingredients! 

If you like pickle relish then you are gonna LOVE the combination of flavors in this particular recipe!  This will take your taste buds to a whole new level and you’ll be saying, “Oh yeah… now that’s what I’m talking about!”

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Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish

Before we make this recipe we need to make a trip to the garden. See that nice green plant that is growing? That is a pickle plant that my Mom planted in her garden and it sprouted from a variety of seeds called Sweet Success Cucumber Seeds.

Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish Once the pickles are mature enough we carefully pick them off the plant. If left on the plant longer, the pickles grow bigger and bigger until they eventually go from the pickle stage and into the cucumber stage.

Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish To make Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish you will need the following:

  • 1 1/2 quart pickles
  • 1 green or red bell pepper
  • 1 onion, large
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar – Mom and I use Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar.

We start by collecting fresh, organic pickles, then wash and dry them with a soft towel. Next, using a food grinder we grind the pickles, pepper, and onion together, then add spices to make this flavorful, colorful recipe.

This delicious sweet pickle relish is the perfect condiment for hot dogs, brats, hamburgers or even in a homemade tarter sauce! Oh, did I mention that this recipe is naturally gluten-free

Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish

25 minPrep Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 qt pickles
  • 1 green or red bell pepper
  • 1 onion, large
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar (We use Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar)


  1. Grind pickles, pepper and onion together. Add celery seed, sugar, turmeric and vinegar; mix well.
  2. Store in glass jars.
  3. Refrigerate.

My mother also makes fabulous canned pickles, but I’ll leave that for another post.

Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish

Pardon me while I go light our grill…. I need to go grill myself a hot dog now and top it with a big dollop of Homemade Sweet Pickle Relish!  



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  • Billy March 26, 2018, 5:16 pm
    Thank you so much for sharing this sweet pickle relish recipe! I love sweet relish, dill is great but the sweetness in the sweet relish is definitely my favorite. Can't wait to make this one at home!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 26, 2018, 7:12 pm
      Hi Billy, I agree! I enjoy dill pickles on grilled burgers but I like this homemade sweet relish on brats or hotdogs. My mother has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember and I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a message. Enjoy! Linda

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