Courgette Relish

I made this for the first time last year as the friends who gave me the recipe raved over it. It is delicious and keeps well.


  • 1.5kg unpeeled courgettes shredded
  • 250g onions finely chopped
  • 5tbsp salt 625ml cider vinegar
  • 1kg caster sugar
  • 1tbsp grated nutmeg
  • 1tbsp dry mustard
  • 1tbsp turmeric
  • 1tbsp corn flour
  • 1/8tsp cayenne
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped


  1. Combine the courgette and onions in a large bowl, sprinkle with the salt and leave to stand overnight. 
  2. Drain the juices that have collected in the bowl, then rinse the vegetables in cold water and drain once more. 
  3. In a large pot combine the courgette and onion with the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil, stirring. 
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 40min until the mixture has reduced and thickened. 
  5. Sterilize six jars of 500ml capacity and spoon the relish into them while hot. 
  6. Cap and seal tightly.