My family just adores this Tomato Relish! It is super easy to make and will save you money! We all know how much these relishes can cost in the grocery or specialty stores! Here is our favorite recipe for Tomato Relish and the many different ways this relish enhances many of our everyday meals:

Tomato Relish

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and finely diced
1/2 of a green bell pepper, optional–adds a little more color and another depth of flavor
2 tomatoes, halved, seeded, and finely diced
A handful of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 (12-ounce) bottle of chili sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Coat a skillet with oil and place over medium heat. Saute the onion, garlic, and bay leaves for a few minutes. Do not allow the garlic to burn or it will be bitter. Add the red and green peppers and cook them for a couple of minutes to soften. Now add the tomatoes; adding them at this point lets them hold their shape. Stir in the parsley, chili sauce, and Worcestershire; season with salt and pepper. Simmer the relish for 5 minutes to pull all the flavors together. Remove it from the heat; you should have about 4 cups of relish.

Variation: For a spicier version, just add a little hot sauce!

• Add some to your favorite meatloaf mixture and then on top before baking
• Serve a little over Jambalaya–the sweetness adds a great contrast to this spicy dish
• Serve over a nice piece of grilled fish
• Dollop a little relish over your eggs
• Blend a little and use over cabbage rolls before baking instead of ketchup
• Spread over a nice grilled piece of bread and add shavings of fresh Parmesan
• Great addition to stews
• Wonderful addition to Swiss Steak