Jalapeno Relish

January 15, 2011

Author Notes: My last office had a cafeteria on the first flood, and one day, they circulated an e-mail menu with one of the offerings for the day being hot dogs with jalapeno relish. I'm normally very picky about hot dogs, but that caught my attention. It was so good, I later asked for the recipe, but the chef said he just threw some stuff together and wasn't sure what he had done. This is my version, and everyone goes crazy over it.chris_coyle

Serves: a crowd


  • 4 Fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 1 Large vidalia onion
  • 1 Large carrot
  • 1 Cucumber (or 2-3 pickling cukes)
  • 1 Tomato
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup Fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup White vinegar
In This Recipe


  1. Seed, grill, and finely dice the jalapenos;
  2. Fine dice the onion, carrot and cucumber (I prefer the pickling cukes for their firmer texture and fewer seeds);
  3. Remove the seeds/liquid from the tomato and fine dice the flesh;
  4. Toss the veggies in a bowl with the lemon juice, cilantro and vinegar;
  5. Chill until ready to serve;
  6. Serve either with hot dogs as a relish or with tortilla scoops like a salsa.

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