pepper relish

Easy Onion-Pepper Relish

Easy onion and pepper relish

Easy onion and pepper relish

Tasty doesn’t have to be difficult. I was attending a friend’s birthday party and wanted to take along something to add the the appetizer table. I looked at what I had and came up with a simple fresh relish. I started with onions and sweet peppers and rounded it out with apple cider vinegar, a little brown sugar, smoked paprika and hot sauce. It went very well with the crackers, cheeses and smoked meats that were being served. Everyone liked it and I promised to post the recipe-so here it is. Happy Birthday, Tom!!!

Tom’s Birthday  Onion-Pepper Relish


1  sweet onion, diced

1 sweet pepper, seeded and diced

2/3 c. apple cider vinegar

1/3 c. brown sugar

2 t. hot sauce

2 t. dried parsley

1/2 t. smoked paprika

salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in skillet and cook onion over medium heat until tender. Add peppers and cook another couple of minutes. Add vinegar, sugar and seasonings and cook over medium heat until most of the liquid has cooked off. This will take about 10-15 minutes. Adjust seasonings, if needed. Serve with bread or crackers, cheeses and smoked meats. Makes about 2 cups.

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