Thursday, July 18, 2013

Extra Fresh Veggies = Squash Chow Chow

Squash Chow Chow  that should be called
Multi Vegetable Chow Chow

 We are getting lots of fresh vegetables from the garden.
So, I made a batch of Chow Chow, I have had
this recipe  for years, and have always changed up
the  squash to a multi of different vegetables.

This will be really good this winter with  those peas and
butterbeans. Also,  a spoonful over the chicken tacos
is super good!!


12 cups grated [or cut up in small chunks] squash-[I used a mixture
of yellow squash, white squash, green tomato, cucumbers

2 large onions

2 large bell peppers

Optional-  2 -3 hot peppers [any kind you like]

5 teaspoon salt [once you have chopped above vegetables,
sprinkle salt over  it. Set in refrigerator [covered] overnight.

 The next morning:  Bring to a boil:
2 1/2 cups vinegar
1 teaspoon tumuric
2 teaspoon pickling spice
4 cups sugar
Once it boils and all this is dissolved good, pour on top
the vegetable mix. Bring this to a boil, and boil for
20 minutes. Put in jars [that are cleaned and  prepared
for canning.

1-  I put my pickling spice in a  piece of cloth and tie it up,
and then put in the vinegar mixture. Once it is cooked,
I remove and throw away.  I don't like the seeds to be in my
 chow chow.

2-You may use your choice of vegetables.. just what ever
you have on hand.. I have even added shredded cabbage
when, I was short on above veggies.
3- Use  the hot peppers that you like, and  the amount of hotness
you like. I don't add the hot peppers.

4- You can  grate  or cut these veggies ,any way you like? The
original recipe said to grate , I have done this, But I like
the texture of the chopped veggies the best!



  1. Oh thanks. I might make this. I just canned 8 pints of carrots and 8 pints of green beans today. I love to can. I will have more green beans to can next weekend. I like to have about 70 pints of green beans on the shelf to last me until next years harvest.

    1. Very Welcome.. I have been canning green beans too.. Today, I put up purple hull peas in the freezer and made 3 pints of apple pie filling.. Busy week.. But , won't it all taste good this winter.

  2. OOOOOO!!! YUMMY!!! Thank you for the recipe!!! :D

  3. I'm not much of a cook Judy, but it does look yummy. I tend to buy these sorts of things on fundraising events.

    1. Great get the delicious stuff & help a fundraiser too!

  4. Wow Judy, this is amazing to me and looks and sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Welcome Mrs.Cathe... I posted it for you..

  5. This souns wonderful. Thank your sharing!!

  6. Hi, thanks for sharing your recipe I hope I get lots veges this summer and I'll give it a try.

    1. You are welcome.. It is really easy [other than the chopping all that stuff,ha]. And really taste good with the peas and butterbeans..