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11 August 2014

A sweet chili pepper relish recipe that is tangy and flavorful, perfect for keeping your hard earned harvest. Use it as you would any condiment.

By this time of year, your chili pepper garden is producing vast amounts of chili peppers. All those plants are yielding bags and baskets, filling them to the rim.

It is probably time to think about preserving some of them. While there are many ways to keep your peppers through the winter, such as pickling, freezing, dehydrating and more, one of my favorites is to incorporate them into a relish.

Serving Up Sweet Pepper Relish

A sweet pepper relish is a tasty condiment to have on hand, perfect for topping grilled foods. Use it to spoon over grilled chicken or pork cuts, or in place of ketchup and mustard over your grilled burgers or brats.

A good homemade sweet pepper relish is a healthy and tastier alternative to those store bought condiments.

Check Out These Other Popular Pepper Relish Recipes

If you try this recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo #ChiliPepperMadness on Instagram so we can take a look. I always love to see all of your spicy inspirations. Thanks! — Mike H.

5 from 1 vote
Sweet Chili Pepper Relish
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A sweet chili pepper relish recipe that is tangy and flavorful, perfect for keeping your hard earned harvest. Use it as you would any condiment.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
  • 3 cups chopped sweet chili peppers
  • 3/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoons ground yellow mustard powder
  • Salt to taste
  1. Add all ingredients to a large pan and heat to medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a light boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 25-30 minutes, or until liquid is reduced and absorbed into the mixture.
  3. Add to a jar and allow to cool.
  4. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Chili Pepper Relish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 81.7mg99%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. 5 stars
    Hi guys! I’ve been following your site for a couple of years, really appreciate all the recipes and creativity.

    This relish is one of the first recipes here that I tried — used sweet red, orange, and yellow Lunchbox peppers from the garden, and it turned out fantastic!

    One tweak — I have dietary sugar/salt restrictions, so I halved the sugar and subbed Sweet Leaf Liquid Stevia’s Vanilla Creme flavor (bakers swear by this, no bitter aftertaste), about 30 drops, and it turned out great!

    You’ve inspired me to expand my gardening repertoire — we already grow mild-to-moderately hot peps (Jalapeños, Serranos, Cayenne, Brazilian Starfish). Now I’m looking at seeds for Caribbean seasoning varieties (like Trinidad Perfume), Ajis, and who knows what else! ????????????

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      That is GREAT, Kathy. Glad to inspire! Thank you for the sugar-reducing tip. Very valuable. Take care!!

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