Chunky Cucumber Relish Recipe

by Merissa on July 18, 2013

in Recipes

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My favorite thing about this time of year is all of the fresh produce! Farmer's markets become like Disney Land for me! All of the colors, fragrances, and textures make me swoon. (Do you get the picture that I'm in love with fresh produce yet?)

One of my favorite things to eat in these hot months are cucumbers. They're so cool and refreshing, while being incredibly versatile. From salads and even sandwich toppers-there are many ways to eat them! A great recipe to put to use for this time of year is this chunky cucumber relish. It really utilizes the flavors of the season while involving no cooking (which means not having to sweat your tail off-yay!).

Chunky Cucumber Relish Recipe

What You Need:

  • 3 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large cucumbers, cubed (if you are using organic or even ones from your garden, don't worry about peeling)
  • 1 granny smith apple peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbs honey (this one can be to taste. If you like it sweeter-then definitely add more! I like mine a bit tart!)
  • 1 tbs dill (fresh herbs are the best, but I didn't have any on hand!)
  • 1 tbs parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tbs minced garlic


-Whisk honey and vinegar together until incorporated. (you can warm your honey a bit to make it easier to handle)

-Add water, garlic, and pepper.

-Toss in cucumbers, apples, and onions and gently fold in until evenly coated, then sprinkle in herbs and finish folding all ingredients until everything is completely covered.

-Place in fridge to set for about it hour.

This recipe should last in the fridge for roughly a week, although I don't think that you'll allow it to last that long once you taste it! You can pair this relish with so many dishes including salmon. You can even top burgers with it to change up the traditional cole slaw topping. Personally, I can put it on some fresh bread and just gobble it up like that!

The simplicity of this recipe helps you get in and out of the kitchen FAST, so you can go out and enjoy all the goodness of summer!

Need another relish recipe to make with your fresh garden produce? Check out this Zucchini Relish Recipe we've posted!

What would you use this relish with? Have you ever had a cucumber relish recipe before?


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miz Helen July 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Your Cucumber Relish is a delicious summer treat that we will really enjoy. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
Miz Helen


2 Michaelann Dahlman July 29, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I have a question. I make refrigerator pickles & I see the resemblance to this recipe. But what I am wondering, can any relish recipe be modified to work this way? I don’t like sweet pickles or relishes, so I am wondering if a dill relish would work this way? Bick’s makes a great one, but a tiny jar (250 ml) is over $2!


3 Merissa July 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I think that it would work the same as refrigerator pickles. I haven’t made them before though so hopefully someone else will chime in!


4 Nici July 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

Thanks so much for linking this up at our All Things Thursday Blog Hop last week. It looks delicious and I love the combination of flavors. I hope you’ll link up more of your creativity at this week’s party that goes live at 8pm Central. Have a great week!


5 Lori June 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I really enjoyed this recipe! I sliced up some Roma tomatoes and topped them with a dollop of Cucumber Relish and a thin slice of Mozzarella cheese – I placed them in a metal pie tin and roasted them on the BBQ until the cheese was melted. Scrumptious!


6 Merissa June 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Oh my that sounds so good!


7 Patricia August 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

I’m out of pickling cucumbers. Can I substitute large eating cucumbers?

Thanks in advance for the information.


8 Merissa August 21, 2014 at 11:07 am

Yes, you should be able to use either.


9 Katherines Corner July 9, 2015 at 11:50 am

thank you for sharing this yumminess at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you on facebook and google plus . Pinned! xo


10 Carlee July 9, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Yum! I bet it would be great with Salmon!


11 Brian Jones July 13, 2015 at 2:25 am

I have been looking for something to do with my abundance of cucumbers this year, this sounds like a lovely idea, and however I do like spice so I’ll be adding a chilli to mine


12 Christie July 13, 2015 at 6:46 am

Let us know how it turns out, Brian!

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13 All that's Jas July 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Looks refreshing! Thanks for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things 🙂 Please join us again this week.


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