Green Tomato Chow Chow

Green Tomato Chow Chow Recipe
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10 cups green tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
½-cup pickling salt
1 cup sugar
3 cups cider vinegar
1 Tbsp mustard seed, lightly ground
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red pepper flakes
3 Tbsp pickling spice


1. Salt the vegetables and let sit for 6 hours, or overnight. Strain and discard all the liquid.
2. Put pickling spice in cheesecloth and secure with a string.
3. Bring sugar, vinegar, mustard seed, celery seed and spice bag to a boil in a large non-reactive pot. Add drained vegetables and return to a boil.
4. Put into jars, wipe edges, seal and process in boiling water for 10 minutes.

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