2016 NYS Fair 1st Place Zucchini Relish

Stuart's Spices

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Amy from Stuart's won a Blue Ribbon 1st Place Award at the New York State Fair for her Zucchini Relish. She credits Stuart's Spices star anise as the key flavor that made this recipe unique.



  1. Combine the zucchini, onion, water, and salt. Stir to blend.
  2. Place the mixture in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Drain the mixture and rinse with cold water. Drain thoroughly.
  4. Place in a large pot and stir in the vinegar, mustard, mustard seed, sugar, turmeric, and celery seeds.
  5. Place the whole star anise in a cheesecloth bag. Add this to the pot.
  6. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove and discard the star anise bag.
  8. Ladle into half pint jars, leaving ¼ inch head space.
  9. If canning, process in boiling water for 10 minutes.


This recipe is meant for home canning. If not canning, store in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.

Yields 8 half-pint jars.