I don’t know about you, but I’m so happy that the weather is getting nice again. I can even deal with the pollen that is coating my car and the inside of my nose. It’s so nice to feel the sun and smell the spring flowers.
I also love being able to grill. We will probably grill at least once a week until November. And we just inherited a HUGE propane grill. So many possibilities!
Last night, we kept it simple and had some fantastic Hebrew National hot dogs on the grill. We don’t have hot dogs very often so these were a real treat. And to go with our treat, I decided to make some homemade Pickle Relish.
Homemade Pickle Relish
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
8 green onions
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup of shredded carrots
2 cups finely chopped dill pickles
1. Heat the vinegar with the mustard on medium high until reduced by half.
2. Combine everything else in a container with a lid.
3. When the vinegar is reduced, pour it over the pickle mixture, put the cover on your container and shake shake shake.
4. Refrigerate for an hour and serve nice and cold on your grilled goodies.
This relish had quite a little kick. It was so good! You may be able to tell from the picture, I left my pickle chunks a little on the big side. The carrots were a nice touch. Besides their sunny color, they added a slight sweetness to the relish. Delicious. One word of warning. Boiling vinegar can make a real stink. Be sure to open the doors and windows to keep the air flowing!
Stay tuned for some more fun grill recipes and accompaniments. It’s going to be a great summer!