Anyone else have more zucchini than they know what to do with!? Make SMOOTHIES!
Chop your zucchini and freeze to use in place of frozen bananas.
1.) It will keep the texture thicker than just using ice cubes.
2.) The flavor is mild and will let your other ingredients shine (berries, kale, nut butter, mango, pineapple, etc.)!!
Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning
Makes about 5 (16 oz) pints
COMBINE zucchini, onions, red and green peppers and salt in a large glass or stainless steel bowl. Cover and let stand in a cool place (70 to 75°F) for 12 hours or overnight.
TRANSFER to a colander placed over a sink and drain. Rinse with cool water and drain thoroughly. Using your hands, squeeze out excess liquid.
COMBINE zucchini mixture, sugar, vinegar, nutmeg, turmeric, horseradish and chili pepper in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently, until liquid is reduced and mixture is the consistency of a think commercial relish, about 45 minutes.
PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
LADLE hot relish into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot relish. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
PROCESS jars for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove lid and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
YOU WILL NEED
- 12 cups finely chopped zucchini (about 12 medium)
- 4 cups chopped onions (about 3 medium)
- 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1/3 cup Ball® Salt for Pickling & Preserving
- 2-1/2 cups sugar
- 2-1/2 cups white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp ground turmeric
- 4 Tbsp prepared horseradish
- 1 chili pepper; including seeds, chopped
- 5 Ball® (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands