Green Tomato Relish

Preparation info
  • Yields

    4 pints

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bill Neal's Southern Cooking

By Bill Neal

Published 1985

  • About

Southern cold buffets are still elaborate affairs, featuring hams, smoked turkeys, corned beef, and all types of seafood. Green tomato relish would be one of many cold condiments to accompany the meats.


  • 4 quarts ( L) sliced green tomatoes (unpeeled)
  • 1 tablespoon pickling salt


Put the sliced tomatoes in the stoneware crock, sprinkling each layer with salt. Let stand overnight and drain off the juice. Chop the tomatoes roughly. Add to the heavy-bottomed saucepan along with the onions, mustard, pepper, ginger, allspice, red pepper flakes, and brown sugar. Pour the vinegar over all, bring to a simmer and cook very gently for 1½ hours.

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