Spicy & Sweet Carrot Relish

Spicy & Sweet Carrot Relish

Carrot relish is a great addition to so many dishes to add fun flavor & texture.  Make this spicy & sweet condiment ahead & refrigerate or freeze it, then add it to sandwiches, meats, salads & more.

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Spicy & Sweet Carrot Relish


  • 1 pound carrots coarsely shredded, about 4 cups
  • 3 Tbsp minced jalapeno pepper
  • 3 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds toasted & crushed
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a 10-inch sauté pan set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced and the mixture is sticky and glossy, about 20 minutes. If the relish appears too dry, add a little apple juice or water.
  • Wash the jars, lids, and bands in hot soapy water, rinse well, and place them upside down on a clean towel to drain.
  • Spoon the relish into the jars, leaving a half inch of headroom to allow for expansion during freezing. Cover each jar with a square of wax paper slightly larger than the jar opening, fold in the corners with a clean spoon, and gently push down so some of the syrup comes up over the paper. Wipe the rims with a clean wet cloth or paper towel, add the lids and bands, and finger tighten the bands.
  • Label the jars. Allow the relish to cool completely and tighten the bands before storing in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Add this topping to your salads, meats, or sandwiches for a burst of flavor!


Recipe from An Oregon Cottage.
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