Green Tomato Relish

·         1 pound - green tomatoes -cored and chopped

·         1/2 pound - white or yellow onions, chopped

·         1/2 pound - sweet red peppers, cored and chopped

·         1/4 pound tart cooking apples, such as Granny Smith, cored and chopped

·         3 garlic cloves - finely chopped

·         1/2cup 5% acidic organic raw apple cider vinegar (or less, see note below)*

·         1 teaspoons kosher or sea salt (or more to taste)

·         2 jalapeno peppers - cored, seeded if desired, and finely chopped

·         2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

·         1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)

1.       Combine the tomatoes, onions, peppers, apples, garlic, vinegar, and salt in a large, non reactive pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about an hour.

2.      Stir in the jalapenos, cilantro, and cumin and simmer for 5 more minutes. If you desire a finer texture, carefully purée the mixture using a stick immersion blender or in a traditional counter top blender, until still somewhat chunky. Don't over mix; you don't want it smooth.