🌶️ Pickled Pepper and Onion Relish Recipe 🧅

Pickled Onion with Pepper A tasty condiment that is tangy, sweet, and mildly spicy, relish is ideal for giving sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, or grilled meats a taste boost. This is a very adaptable relish that may also be used as a spicy garnish or side dish. This relish is so simple to make and a terrific way to preserve summer’s bounty that it will quickly become a kitchen favorite. 🌶️🧅


  • 2 cups bell peppers, finely chopped (any color or a mix)
  • 1 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for extra heat)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
  • Finely chop the bell peppers and onions. If you prefer a smoother relish, you can use a food processor to finely chop the vegetables.
  1. Blanch the Vegetables (Optional):
  • To soften the vegetables slightly, you can blanch them. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the chopped peppers and onions, and blanch for about 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
  1. Make the Pickling Liquid:
  • In a large pot, combine the sugar, white vinegar, water, mustard seeds, celery seeds, salt, red pepper flakes (if using), and minced garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  1. Add the Vegetables:
  • Add the chopped peppers and onions to the pot with the pickling liquid. Return to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded together.
  1. Sterilize Jars:
  • While the relish is simmering, sterilize your canning jars and lids by boiling them in water for at least 10 minutes. Keep them warm until ready to use.
  1. Fill the Jars:
  • Carefully ladle the hot relish into the sterilized jars, leaving about 1/2 inch of headspace at the top. Wipe the rims of the jars clean, place the lids on top, and screw on the bands until fingertip tight.
  1. Process the Jars:
  • Process the filled jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes (adjusting for altitude if necessary). Ensure the jars are fully submerged and covered by at least 1 inch of water. Start timing when the water reaches a full boil.
  • Remove the jars from the water bath and let them cool completely on a towel or rack. You should hear the lids pop as they seal.
  1. Store and Enjoy:
  • Once the jars are cool, check the seals by pressing the center of each lid. If the lid does not flex up and down, it is sealed properly. Store the sealed jars in a cool, dark place. Unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used within a few weeks.
  • Enjoy your Pickled Pepper and Onion Relish on sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, or as a zesty topping for your favorite dishes.

Pickled Onion with Pepper A tasty and adaptable condiment, relish gives a range of foods a tangy, sweet, and somewhat spicy twist. Relish is incredibly simple to prepare and is a great way to preserve summer flavors all year long. This relish will improve your food creations whether you use it as a topping for hot dogs or as an addition to a charcuterie board. 🌶️🧅