Friday, 6 January 2017

Zucchini Relish

Zucchini (also known as courgette) is grown all around the world as a summer vegetable. Technically a fruit because it comes from a flower, zucchini comes from the Cucurbito pepo family like pumpkin and the other many varieties of summer and winter squash.

Originating in South America, Zucchini has been domesticated throughout the world as a food source of thousands of years. There is evidence of zucchini cultivation in Southern Mexico, dating back around 8-10,000 years.

High in vitamin C and with a good amount of Vitamin A, one 16gm serving of gives you a healthy, tasty vegetable option for your family.

Zucchini Relish

10 c. grated zucchini (skin on)
4 tbsp. salt
Dash of garlic salt
4 c. ground onion
1 finely diced red pepper
5 c. sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 chopped green pepper
2 c. vinegar
1 tsp. tumeric
1 tsp. cornflour
2 tsp. celery seed

Mix first 3 ingredients and place in a colander for at least two hours, to allow moisture to be displaced.  

Add remaining ingredients. Bring all to a boil and simmer for about 60 minutes - you will see the liquid become quite glossy. 

Seal while very hot in jars. Leave for a month of so before eating.

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