Cucumber Hot Dog Relish

Cucumber Hot Dog Relish

With seven large cucumbers, five large onions, three cups of sugar and a pepper, this hot dog relish recipe is sure to please a party full of hot dog lovers. Dress up plain hot dogs and even hamburgers with this rich relish packed full of flavor.


  • Sometimes I add the flour at the end, to thicken to desired consistency.


  • 7 whole large cucumbers, peeled (leave some peel for color)
  • 5 large onions
  • 1 red pepper
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne


  1. Put through food processor cucumbers, onions and pepper; sprinkle with 1 tbsp coarse salt and let stand for 1 hour; drain thoroughly.
  2. Combine sugar, turmeric, mustard, celery seed, ginger, flour and cayenne.; add dry ingredients to 3 cups vinegar and 1 cup water.
  3. Cook slowly until thickened. then add cucumber mixture and cook gently 10 or 15 minutes.
  4. Stir constantly so mixture doesn't burn.
  5. Bottle in sterile jars and seal; place in boiling water bath and process for 10 mins.
  6. Makes 8-9 pints.

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