Market Watch: Pepper Relish

My market is overflowing with pickles, pickled beets, jams, and salsas – it’s the farmers’ way of getting more mileage out of their seasonal goodies. Try out a savory take on jams and jelly with a personal fave – tangy pepper relish.

My market is overflowing with pickles, pickled beets, jams, and salsas – it’s the farmers’ way of getting more mileage out of their seasonal goodies. Try out a savory take on jam with a personal fave – tangy pepper relish.

Sweet and spicy relish is made from cooking down fresh and dried sweet peppers and chilies, onions, vinegar, sugar, and spices. Spread it on sandwiches or add a tablespoon to homemade vinaigrette or hummus. For a simple and delicious appetizer, pour relish over low fat cream cheese or goat cheese and serve with whole grain crackers or thin slices of crusty baguette.

Recipe to try:
Keep Reading

Next Up

Market Watch: Peppers (& A Cheesy Flatbread)

Did you know that one bell pepper has more vitamin C than an orange? I picked up 5 farm fresh varieties of peppers this week and the season is just getting started!

Market Watch: Cherry Peppers (and Cheesy Hot Pepper Poppers)

Stuffed cherry pepper poppers make an easy, cheesy but light end-of-summer appetizer.

Market Watch: Pears

Pick up a few varieties of these delicate Autumn gems next time you're at the market.

Market Watch: Rainbow Chard

My CSA box is erupting with gigantic bunches of this leafy green veggie. This variety of Swiss chard has fluffy, tender green leaves and edible stems bursting with color and flavor.

Market Watch: Radishes

Don't underestimate the nutritional and culinary punch of the seemingly-humble radish.

Market Watch: Celery Root

This root veggie might look a bit unusual, but don’t let that scare you away from giving it a chance. Celery root (a.k.a. celeriac) is a delicious early fall treat.

Market Watch: Kabocha Squash

Here’s what to do with fresh kabocha squash from the local farmers market.

Market Watch: Sweet Corn

Our previous Summerfest write up on corn got my mouth watering for more of this warm weather veggie. Piles and piles can still be found at my local markets.

Market Watch: Grapes

Locally grown grapes look different than anything I’ve seen at the grocery store. I picked some up this week to see what they were all about.