Zucchini Relish

Posted on July 18, 2016 by Carrie Freese | 1 comment

Our company started because of my Mother's Zucchini Relish and it has always been our flagship product.  A lot of people are hesitant to try something that is made with zucchini (I love zucchini, but I know some people just don't!).  But after a bit of convincing, we can usually get people to try it - and 9 times out of 10, they absolutely LOVE it.  The flavors are sweet and tangy and extremely refreshing, especially on a hot day.  But once they taste it, they then want to know what to do with it (other than eat it straight out of the jar!).

First, our Zucchini Relish comes in either mild or hot - so there is an option if you or someone you know likes to add a bit of a kick to their meals.  I tell people that you can use the Zucchini Relish the same way as you would your typical pickle relish that you would find at your local grocery store but our Zucchini Relish is a bit more special than your typical relish.  We make it using fresh zucchini, carrots, onions and peppers and liven it up with spices and vinegar.  It is made in small batches and hand crafted, made just like Grandma would have made in her kitchen.

Zucchini Relish Ingredients

The relish is great on brats, hotdogs and hamburgers - if our family is grilling up brats, you can be sure that we will have zucchini relish on the table with it - a brat is just not the same if you don't have the relish.

Hot Dog with Zucchini Relish
Another family favorite is using the Zucchini Relish in our Deviled Eggs - I love, love, love deviled eggs but really only eat them once a year around Easter.  The Zucchini Relish in the Deviled Eggs is a great addition because it compliments the creaminess of the yolks by adding just a bit of extra sweetness and crunch that is desperately needed to make a really great Deviled Egg.  
I am not southern, so I cannot claim to be an expert on how to make and serve Black Eyed Peas, however, I do have it on good authority from our customers in the south who know a thing or two about Black Eyed Peas and that the Zucchini Relish is a great addition to jazz up those Peas!  When the New Year rolls around, I may just have to serve some up to see if they are really as good as everyone claims that they are!
Black Eyed Peas with Zucchini Relish
We are officially in the dead of summer here in Missouri, where this week temps will be in the upper 90's (this is my absolute favorite time of year!).  I obviously am a big fan of cooking but this time of year I do not like to heat up my kitchen if I don't have to - I prefer grilling out on the deck and eating as many cool meals as possible.  When we grill a lot of chicken and have leftovers, one of my kids' favorite meals to make is Chicken Salad.  It is quick, it's easy and best of all it is cool.  Pair it with fresh veggies and a bowl of fruit, it is a great, light meal when you don't want something heavy weighing you down in the heat.
Lately I prefer eating my chicken salad as a wrap, but most of my family eats it as a sandwich on a nice bun.  Serving it with fresh lettuce and a ripe tomato straight from the garden is an absolute must.  
Chicken Salad with Zucchini Relish
If you aren't a fan of chicken salad, you can definitely replace the chicken with tuna or ham!
These are just a few of the ways that we enjoy our Zucchini Relish - use the Hot Zucchini Relish if you prefer to spice things up a bit.  When fall rolls around, we will be adding our Zucchini Relish to our chili - just one way to sweeten it up a bit and add a little bit of texture.
Tell me - how do you enjoy your Zucchini Relish?

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