Courgette Relish

This relish will liven up your sandwich and also makes a great accompaniment to barbequed meat. Add a ribbon and gift tag to transform a jar into a thoughtful home made gift.


  • 1kg courgettes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large red pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 3tbsp salt
  • 550ml cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp ground mustard
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 900g sugar


In a large, shallow dish add the courgettes, onion, peppers and salt, and mix thoroughly. Add cold water to cover and mix again to dissolve the salt. Leave for a couple of hours in the fridge, then drain and dry thoroughly.

In a large saucepan or KilnerĀ® Jam Pan, add the cider vinegar, sugar, ground mustard, turmeric, nutmeg and black pepper. Bring to a boil whilst stirring then add the courgette mixture. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Ladle the relish into sterilised KilnerĀ® jars leaving a 1cm space at the top of each jar. Remove any bubbles then seal tightly with the lids. Leave to cool before storing in the refrigerator.

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