Delicious Ways To Use Zucchini Relish

Relish has a long history. According to Gourmet Sleuth, the condiment made its first notable English appearance in 1798 and while many of us have come to associate the food with a vinegary cucumber pickle sauce, relishes encompass a broad variety of pickled vegetables that sometimes mix with other spices. 

You may be most familiar with encountering relish on a hot dog, but finding new and exciting uses for this spread only takes a bit of imagination. If you have grown tired of the regular store-bought varieties, it's time to give zucchini relish a shot. Its flavor profile resembles the familiar typical pickle relish we know and love, but Delishably explains that it also goes great in tuna salad, egg salad, on sandwiches, and mixed with mayonnaise to make tartar sauce.

The flavor of this relish doesn't just rely on fresh zucchini to make it pop. This special type of condiment incorporates nutmeg, mustard, turmeric, celery seeds, green peppers, and onions together to form a one-of-a-kind taste that can take your cooking to the next level (via Delishably). According to Craving Something Healthy, zucchini relish doesn't even have to get properly canned, making it super easy to make at home and as long as you refrigerate it, you can keep your condiment for long stretches of time. It even makes for a great gift!

Zucchini relish has endless possibilities

If you thought relish only paired well with hamburgers and hot dogs, get ready to have your culinary world expanded. According to The Diva That Ate New York, relish goes incredibly well with any kind of pork, as part of a cured-meat board, inside grilled cheese sandwiches, with warm goat cheese, used as a dipping sauce for egg rolls, as part of a salad dressing, and much more! A zucchini relish takes these flavor pairing to the next level and the sky's the limit when it comes to pairing this perfect condiment with your favorite foods.

When you get tired of your tried-and-true cucumber pickle relish, give zucchinis a chance and the spread won't let you down. With a world of flavors built into the condiment, you need to give this sauce a try next time you need something to dip your meal into or want a tangy kick. Even if you normally can't get behind the taste of zucchinis, don't knock this sauce 'til you try it — your tastebuds will thank you.