Sweet pepper relish

I’ve been slacking on making condiments, but one I love and wanted to make at home is pepper relish. Living in South Florida, I have access to peppers of many colors and levels of sweetness or heat.

I used bell peppers, but once they get with the sugar and spices, this becomes a sweet relish that is a different take on pickle relish. This recipe is adapted from a few different recipes found online (something I often do to make it my own and customize it to my liking).

Pepper relish


  • 3 cups mixed peppers, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon celery seed


  1. Combine all ingredients in a pan on the stove over medium-low heat. Allow to simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Once cool, put it in an airtight container.
  3. Let it sit in the refrigerator for a few days to develop flavor. Goes great on burgers and sandwiches.