Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fruit Jar Tomato Relish

This is a great way to use up all those bits and pieces in the garden.  I found this online last summer and it is delicious, especially over chopped lettuce.  The original recipe is credited to the Farm Journal in 1973.

Fruit Jar Tomato Relish

2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped ( I don't peel them)
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeds removed and chopped
1/4 c chopped white onion
1/2 c olive oil
2 T white wine vinegar
1 T snipped fresh Italian parsley ( I have used dried)
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/2 t salt
dash ground black pepper

In a 1 quart glass jar, alternate layers of tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper and onion until all are used.  Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the vegetables; cover and chill overnight.  Turn the jar upside down during part of the chilling in order to marinate all the vegetables evenly. 

Serve as an accompaniment to fish, chicken and vegetables. 

I usually make this in 2 pint jars and share one with a friend or neighbor.  It lasts about a week in the refrigerator.  You can probably keep it a bit longer, but after a week the veggies get soggy and I don't like soggy veggies. 

Linked to Tasty Tuesday, Tuesday Tastes, Delicious Dishes


  1. This sounds tasty!
    Thanks for linking up!

  2. This is a great tip.

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