Passion for Pork

Recipe: Spicy Bruised Cucumber Relish

Dan Clapson - Sunday, June 28, 2015

Cucumber relish recipe

No matter how well-made a sausage can be, especially after being grilled to perfection on the barbecue, it can always benefit from the addition of condiments. This bruised cucumber recipe may sound like something a little different, but it’s ridiculously simple and is a dynamic alternative to the regular ol’ relish you find at the grocery store.

It’s best prepared and used same-day, so don’t whip this up until an hour or two before your barbecue!

What you’ll need…

1/2 cucumber (diced)

1/4 cup fresh dill (roughly chopped)

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 1/2 teaspoons Korean red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar


Place the first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Using the base of coffee mug or sturdy glass bash the mixture to tenderize for approximately 1 minute.

Add vinegar, stir and transfer to a bowl or ziploc bag and let chill in refrigerator until ready to use.

Yields 2 cups relish

Total prep time…5 minutes