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Zucchini Hot Dog Relish

This zucchini hot dog relish is absolutely delicious! I think I finally found something to do with all that extra zucchini! This is even good with those extra big, somewhat bitter zucchini that we can’t seem to find many uses for. We love that all of the main ingredients for this zucchini hot dog relish can be grown in your garden. It’s so nice that we can make something so delicious and wonderful without having to go to the store. Although you do have to can this recipe, or cut it down so it doesn’t go bad before you can eat it all, it is so easy to make! However, because there is so much chopping involved, a food processor really helps to cut down on the prep time but even if you don’t have one it’s still a breeze to make! You’re going to love it!

Is Zucchini Good For You?

Zucchini contains good amounts of vitamins B6, riboflavin, folate, C, and K, and minerals.

Zucchini also contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.

Can You Substitute Prepared Mustard For Dry Mustard?

Prepared mustard is the best substitute for dry mustard.

 Replace each teaspoon of ground mustard called for with one tablespoon of prepared mustard.

Does Hot Dog Relish Need to Be Refrigerated?

Relish does not have to be refrigerated.

But, it will stay fresh longer if refrigerated.

Zucchini Hot Dog Relish

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Zucchini Hot Dog Relish

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Prep Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 80
This zucchini hot dog relish is absolutely delicious!


  • 10 cups ground or grated zucchini
  • 4 Tablespoons salt
  • dash garlic salt
  • 4 Cups ground onion
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped, I had yellow so that's what I used.
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 5 Cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoon celery seed


  • Soak zucchini and salts overnight.
  • Drain & rinse well.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer 30 min.
  • While the relish is simmering, place about 5-10 lids (5 pints or 10 jam jars) in a pot with just enough water to cover.
  • Bring to a simmer at the end of the 30 min.
  • Pour the hot relish into hot jars & screw lids on.
  • You can either 1) turn upside down and wait for them to seal, or 2) process in a water or steam bath for 10 min and then turn upside down and wait to seal. There should be enough acid in the relish to seal on it's own, but process it will ensure all bacteria is killed & jars seal.


relish will keep for 12-18 months
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Hot Dog Relish
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 357mg16%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 52IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Sounds good but if you really want to be sure it keeps without a problem, you need to water bath can to kill anything lurking on the produce. People just got sick this week from bagged salad.

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