Sweet Pepper Relish Recipe

Sweet Pepper Relish Recipe

  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Ready In: 10 mins
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time:

Adding condiments made from raw vegetables gives meals extra enzymes, nutrients and (most noteworthy) flavor. This bright red relish made from bell peppers adds all of the above to any meal.

This brightly colored concoction is easy to make, keeps well in the refrigerator and adds a zesty flavor and crispy texture to anything. Amazing served with cheese and crackers, on sandwiches or next to rice and other grains.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Feeding the Whole Family (third edition) by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008).

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 46
  • Protein: g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 10g


  1. 1 cup finely diced red, orange or yellow bell pepper
    1 jalapeno pepper, diced fine
    3 tablespoon sugar
    3 tablespoons unfiltered apple cider vinegar
    Pinch of sea salt


    1. Cut peppers and jalapenos into a tiny ¼ “dice and place in a clean jar.
    2. Add sugar, vinegar and salt and stir to mix.
    3. Put a lid on the jar and keep in the refrigerator.
    4. The flavors deepen with time.

Cynthia Lair

Cynthia is an Assistant Professor and Culinary Curriculum Director at Bastyr University. She is also the host of the online cooking show Cookus Interruptus featuring over 170 recipes and the author of Feeding the Whole Family and the new Feeding the Young Athlete. Watch her TEDx talk How to Cut an Onion!

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