As you probably know any type of sweet relish and sweet pickle recipe is just loaded with sugar. Well, Doreen, smart girl she is adapted and "million dollar relish" recipe for all of us low-carbers. Thanks, Doreen! I had switched to dill relish because of the sugar in regular sweet relish.
Million Dollar Relish
6 lbs Cucumbers, with peel
2 lbs Onions
3 Green peppers, seeds removed
2 Red peppers, seeds removed
1/2 C Course pickling salt (or less)
10 C Boiling water
2 1/2 C White vinegar
4 1/2 C Splenda
2 tbsp Mustard Seed
1 tbsp Tumeric
3 tbsp Xanthan Gum
couple drops green food coloring (optional)
Cut cucumbers, onions, green & red peppers into chucks. Put through food grinder into large saucepan.
Sprinkle with salt. Pour boiling water over all. Cover and let stand overnight on counter.
In the morning, drain mixture well. Add vinegar, Splenda, mustard seed and tumeric. Bring to a boil over med. heat. Stir often. Boil slowly for 30 minutes.
Stir in xanthan until thickened slightly. Pour into hot sterilized pint or 1/2 pint jars to within 1/2 inch of top. Place sterilized metal lids on jars and scr@w metal bands on securely. For added assurance against spoilage, you may choose to process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Makes about 7 pints or 14 1/2 pints.
I add the green food colouring to make it look more like green relish in hopes that the hubby will eat it instead. Hasn't worked so far! Everyone else loves it though!