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Peach-Vidalia Onion Relish

Peach-Vidalia Onion Relish with jalapenos is a sweet and tangy condiment that will take your hot dogs from drab to fab. Great way to use excess summer peaches.

Peach-Vidalia Onion Relish in a glass jar surrounded by fesh peaches.

Originally published July 6 ,2014

Peach season is in full swing in South Carolina and I can’t get enough of them. They are unbelievably sweet and juicy. So juicy they can’t be peeled without a river of juice running down your hands all the way to your elbow. We eat peach cobbler all summer long, but sometimes I like to do something a little savory with peaches too.

Relish in a glass jar with a spoon stuck in it.

Add Some Spice

This Peach-Vidalia Onion Relish is packed full of tangy, sweet flavor and is spiced up with jalapenos and crushed red pepper flakes. The heat is a wonderful complement to the sweetness of the peaches. It also has a splash of gin to help add a little kick. I used Cardinal American Dry Gin which is distilled less than an hour from my house in Kings Mountain, NC- but you can use any gin or even omit the gin.

Peach Relish on top of Hot Dogs.

Makes A Large Batch

If you have a large quantity of ripe, summer peaches (And I wouldn’t recommend this recipe for peaches that aren’t really ripe) that need to be used up, this is a great recipe to do it with. It makes a large batch of relish which can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks or it can be canned.

How To Serve Peach-Vidalia Onion Relish

Try it as a topping for hot dogs or turkey burgers or spread on top of a block of cream cheese as an appetizer served with crackers. It also goes great with grilled chicken or shrimp. And for a sweet treat, be sure to save some peaches for Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler. ๐Ÿ™‚

Peach-Vidalia Onion Relish in glass jar.

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Peach-Vidalia Onion Relish

A sweet and tangy peach and Vidalia onion relish that makes a great topping for hot dogs.
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons gin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 pounds Vidalia onion, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 pounds peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, minced


  • In a Dutch oven bring water, sugar, cider vinegar, gin, salt, mustard seeds, celery salt, crushed red pepper flakes, and bay leaves to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, peaches, garlic, and jalapeno and boil, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  • Let mixture cool, and remove bay leaves. Relish can be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (Makes about 8 cups.)


Makes about 8 cups
Recipe adapted from Southern Living


Calories: 68kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: relish, summer

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20 thoughts on “Peach-Vidalia Onion Relish”

  1. The Lunchwagon

    You mention it can also be canned – do you have the canning specs? I would love to be able to eat this in the winter!

  2. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

    Living in Colorado can be food torture at times. We’re such late bloomers that I have to stand by and watch everyone else enjoying peaches and sweet corn … and it will be another couple of weeks until our crops are here. I love this relish idea. I’ve got Vidalia onions in the basement and hopefully they’ll keep long enough to join our Colorado peaches for this relish.

  3. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    I love the idea of a fresh fruit relish!! And it sounds like it would pair perfectly with salty hot dogs… now I am craving this for dinner tonight!!!

  4. Peach season is my favorite and I love how many peaches are packed into this relish! It sounds amazing! I would probably not be able to resist eating this by the spoonful!

  5. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    Oooo what a fancy relish! I don’t think I’ve ever tried a relish that included peaches, but I bet their sweetness complements the onions perfectly! I’ll have to give this a try one weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for the recipe, Christin!

  6. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    There really is nothing like a perfectly ripe peach! What a great condiment ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong

    Christin! The relish looks uber delicious.. Never tried peach relish before but this sounds and looks amazing.. Will definitely try making some soon.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    I just bought my first flat of peaches yesterday, and now have more peaches than I know what to do with. Best problem ever! Am totally going to use a few to make this relish. Sounds delicious!

  9. Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    Ooh, lovely! I’d love to make my own relish some day soon. I’ve never seen peach relish but it sounds and looks just amazig. I really do like your idea of spreading this on some cream cheese and eating with crackers.

  10. Oh wow, this relish would be good on so many things! I love doing something savory with fruit – don’t get me wrong I still love all the sweet stuff but it just works so well in savory dishes too!

  11. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Lovin’ all the peach recipes. And I love onion so this is bound to be a winner.
    Have a marvelous Monday!

  12. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Oh my gosh…I wanna put this gorgeous relish on EVERYTHING. Seriously peach-onion relish sounds like the tastiest summer combo ever! Perfect way to use up my over-ripe peaches! Pinned. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Lauren @ Hall Nesting

    Holy moly! I love everything about this recipe!! Peaches, vidalia onions and gin whoa!!!

  14. Consuelo - Honey & Figs

    Peach season is at its peak here too! Which I adore, since they’re my favorite fruit ever!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the sound of this salsa. Those onions sound like a brilliant addition! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I envy you.. I wish I had peach season ๐Ÿ˜€ this relish sounds yummy! I would probably have it with chicken..

  16. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    This looks amazing Christin! I am loving the sound of this – and I love peaches during the summertime! Using it to brighten up and flavor up hot dogs for the summer – brilliant!

  17. I love the sound of this relish, Christin! Peaches are so delicious in savory dishes, and I’d love to top a burger or hot dog with this!

  18. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This relish looks amazing, Christin! I absolutely love that you made this with peaches. Fresh and sweet, with a tang from the onions. Looks perfect for the summer!

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