This old-fashioned mustard pickle recipe is straight from Great-Grandma’s kitchen and is delicious on sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and in salads. A must make when the summer bounty is on!
6 cups washed and diced pickling cucumbers
2 cups diced onion
1 cup canning/pickling salt
8 cups water (or enough to cover the cucumbers and onions for the salt water soak)
4 cups vinegar (you can use apple cider or white vinegar but make sure it’s 5% acidity)
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons ClearJel® (optional, but produces a thicker relish)
6 Tablespoons dry mustard
2 Tablespoons dry turmeric
2 teaspoons celery salt (you can use regular salt, but the celery salt adds to the flavor)
½ cup water
You may safely sub in zucchini in place of cucumbers in this recipe per Ball Book of Complete Home Canning.
You can use either apple cider or white vinegar, just make sure it says 5% acidity (no homemade apple cider vinegar for canning recipes)
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