Chow Chow Food Recipe

Chow Chow Food Recipe

How To Make Chow Chow Food

This Chow Chow food or Southern-style cabbage relish serves tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy condiment that’s made with bell peppers and green tomatoes.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 5cupswhite distilled vinegar
  • 3cupsgranulated sugar
  • 2tbspkosher salt
  • 1tbspwhole cloves
  • 1tbspmustard seeds
  • 1tbspwhole black peppercorns
  • 1tspyellow mustard powder
  • 1tspground turmeric
  • 1pinchred pepper flakes,crushed
  • 1bay leaf
  • 4green tomatoes,finely diced
  • 2green bell peppers,finely diced
  • 1red bell pepper,finely diced
  • 1large sweet onion,,such as vidalia, finely diced
  • ½cabbage head,(about 6 cups) shredded


  1. Clean and sterilize 2 4-cup-size canning jars with lids.

  2. Add the vinegar, sugar, salt, cloves, mustard seeds, peppercorns, mustard, turmeric, red pepper flakes and bay leaf to a large saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves and the flavors start to marry.

  4. Add the green tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, onion, and cabbage and bring to a boil, lower the heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat. Divide the mixture between the jars and let cool to room temperature.

  6. Serve immediately or seal and refrigerate for up to 6 weeks. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 384.92kcal
  • Fat: 0.85g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.24g
  • Carbohydrates: 89.65g
  • Fiber: 4.20g
  • Sugar: 83.44g
  • Protein: 2.80g
  • Sodium: 1039.78mg
  • Calcium: 69.83mg
  • Potassium: 418.02mg
  • Iron: 1.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 52.99µg
  • Vitamin C: 81.97mg
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!