I am addicted to canning. Okay, maybe "new hobby" is a better word. I had canning fever on Saturday and when I ran out of things to can from my garden I went to the store and bought cucumbers to make pickles.
One of the veggies I harvested in abundance from my garden was yellow summer squash. My husband and son hate the taste and texture of squash and zucchini. I had to find a recipe that they would like. I found this relish recipe online and tweaked it a bit and my hubby and son love it! Let me just tell you that the secret ingredient here is cinnamon. As you have seen in my recipes before I love adding cinnamon to non-desert recipes. The cinnamon enhances the flavor of the sweet relish. Don't be afraid to try this - it is addicting. I did not have bell peppers when I made this but I know they would just add more yumminess to the recipe. Try it in a pasta salad, on a hot dog or smothered over cream cheese with crackers. This is so sweet and zangy!! Is that a word?
Summer Squash Relish
- 10 cups of chopped or diced summer squash
- 1 medium white onion chopped
- 1 medium red pepper chopped
- 2 1/2 cups vinegar
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 Tbsp pickling spice (as seen in pic above)
- 1 tsp celery seed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pickling salt