• 2016 NYS Fair 1st Place Zucchini Relish

    Amy from Stuart's won a Blue Ribbon 1st Place Award at the New York State Fair for her Zucchini Relish. She credits Stuart's Spices star anise as the key flavor that made this recipe unique.

    ***This recipe is meant for home canning. If not canning, store in the refrigerator and use within two weeks.***

    10 cups peeled and finely diced zucchini
    4 cups finely diced onion
    2 tablespoons salt
    1 cup water
    2½ cups vinegar
    1 tsp. Stuart's Spices Ground Mustard
    2 tsp. Stuart's Spices Mustard Seed
    4 cups sugar
    1 tsp. Stuart's Spices Turmeric
    2 tsp. Stuart's Spices Celery Seeds
    5 Stuart's Spices Whole Star Anise 


    • Combine the zucchini, onion, water and salt. Stir to blend.
    • Place mixture in the refrigerator overnight.
    • Drain the mixture and rinse with cold water. Drain thoroughly. 
    • Place in a large pot and stir in the vinegar, mustard, mustard seed, sugar, turmeric and celery seeds. 
    • Place the whole star anise in a cheesecloth bag. Add this to the pot.
    • Simmer for 30 minutes.
    • Remove and discard the star anise bag.
    • Ladle into half pint jars, leaving ¼ inch head space.
    • If canning, process in boiling water for 10 minutes. 

    Yields eight half-pint jars

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