Sweet Cherry Peppers Relish

Sweet Cherry Peppers Relish

I’m quite the sandwich fanatic. And while I do make them at home, I actually prefer a sandwich that someone else makes for me in a sandwhich shop or deli. Quite often, the sandwich places we go to have a sweet & slightly spicy pepper relish that David and I are always sure to get.

About a week ago, we were planning on grilling some of the Farmer John Smoked Sausages that I had sent to me and I had this relish on my mind. We headed to the grocery store and I looked in the pickle and bottled pepper area for a pepper relish.

I found none.

Not a single one.

This is not to say that another store doesn’t offer a sweet and spicy relish, but I had no interest in going to another store. So, I did what any food blogger would do….I decided to make my own.

I spied this jar of Mezzetta Sweet Cherry Peppers on the store shelf. It was 16 oz and under $2 for the jar. It looked like it was work, so I bought it.

Mezzetta Sweet Cherry Peppers

Back at home, I drained off all of the liquid from the cherry peppers. Then I cut the stems off of the peppers. Well, I started cutting them off and then realized that you can actually pull them off rather easily. Do what works best for you.

TIP: You might want to keep the jar to store your finished Sweet Cherry Pepper Relish, but that’s entirely up to you.

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The cherry peppers were put into my food processor for a fun whirly ride. And, yes, seeds and all. Don’t worry, these sweet cherry peppers are mild.

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I pulsed it until all the peppers were chopped up into tiny bits. I added some honey and a bit of olive oil, pulsed it to combine it all and it was all done!

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This relish has a mild spiciness, so if you like a bit of spicy, but nothing too hot, this would work for you.

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Serve on your favorite sandwich, hot dog, or sausage. YUM!

Sweet Cherry Peppers Relish on Smoked Sausages

Sweet Cherry Peppers Relish

Ingredients

  • 16 oz jar sweet cherry peppers, drained & stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place cherry peppers in a food processor with metal blade. Pulse until chopped into very small bits. Add honey and olive oil and pulse until well combined with cherry peppers.

Notes

--If relish is too thick, add another 1/2 - 1 tablespoon olive oil.

--I didn't feel this relish needed additional salt, but feel free to season with salt if you feel it is needed.

--Keep your empty cherry pepper jar to store leftover relish in your refrigerator.

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Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


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