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Simple spice jalapeno relish recipe

Spicy Jalapeño Relish

Delicious, tangy, spicy jalapeño relish recipe using just 7 simple ingredients.
Course Condiment
Keyword jalapeno relish, relish, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • Medium Sauce Pan


  • 1.5 cups jalapeños finely diced
  • 0.5 cups red onion finely diced
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper about 6 cracks
  • 0.5 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed toasted


  • Finely dice the jalapeños and red onions into small cubes, about 1/8 inch.
  • Bring a medium sauce pan to medium heat. Add the celery seed and toast for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (peppers, onions, sugar, salt, black pepper and vinegar) to the pan and stir thoroughly.
  • Bring the mix to a simmer and allow to cook for about 10 minutes, uncovered.
  • Remove from heat when some of the liquid has evaporated, but it is still somewhat watery or runny. The relish will thicken as it cools.
  • Allow to cool and add to a clean glass jar.
  • Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks or waterbath can for long term storage.


* If the relish comes out too thick, add a small splash of vinegar and stir. I like a more thin and runny relish (it is a condiment, after all!).