August 14, 2018

Mildly Spiced Habanero Sweet Pickle Relish

sweet pickle relish

Wow, its the perfect time of year to make this delicious Sweet Pickle Relish with a kick of habanero.

The perfect BBQ accompaniment, and pretty much perfect with any other meal.

You will need to rinse the salt from the cucumbers only enough so that they still have some of the salty flavour, so don’t run them under the tap for too long.


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sweet pickle relish
Mildly Spiced Sweet Pickle Relish
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This sweet pickle relish is mildly spiced with habanero simple syrup, super simple and absolutely delicious. A great way to use up cucumbers from the garden

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: american recipes, sweet relish
Servings: 24
Calories: 40 kcal
  • 15-20 pickle style cucumbers
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 orange habanero pepper (optional)
  • 1 small red pepper
  • 1 red chilli pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup vingar
  1. Finely chop the cucumbers into small squares, discarding any parts which have watery seeds

    habanero pickle relish
  2. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the cucumber and mix thoroughly with a spoon and place in the fridge until you prepare the rest of the sweet relish

  3. Finely chop the onion, red pepper and red chilli (remove the seeds)

  4. Place a small pot over a medium heat and add the water, habanero and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring until turns to a syrup consistency 

  5. Remove the habaneo from the syrup with a spoon and add the chopped onions, pepper and chilli

  6. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes then add the vinegar and mustard seeds

  7. Stir and then turn the heat off

  8. Remove the salted cucumbers from the fridge and rinse under the tap for only a few seconds then add them to the mixture in the pot 

  9. Combine thoroughly and then place into sterilised jars

  10. Keep in fridge for up to 1 month

Definitely my favourite sweet pickle relish recipe, I hope you like it!

Will keep in the fridge for around a month but If it is anything like ours a who jar will disappear in a day 🙂


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