Top Ten Best Types of Relish

I made a list about mustard so I guess it's only fitting that I make one about relish. I, for one, have had the privilege of trying basically every type of relish there is (thanks, Grandma), and it would be selfish if I didn't enlighten you all on just how many wonderful varieties there are to enjoy.

The Top Ten

1 Pickle / Sweet Relish

When one thinks of relish, it's usually this type. It's easily the most common variety (at least in North America). - BKAllmighty

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2 Chow-Chow Relish

What's chow-chow, you say? Well, it's made from a number of different vegetables. It's commonly made from green tomato, cabbage, chayote, red tomatoes, onions, carrots, beans, asparagus, cauliflower and peas. Just don't feed it to your dog, in case there's some confusion about its name. - BKAllmighty

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3 Piccalilli Relish

Sounds very British, doesn't it? Well it is even though it's made of Indian pickles, chopped pickled vegetables and spices. Why, it's a circus of flavours (see what I did there? ). - BKAllmighty

4 Cranberry Sauce

People don't really think about it much but cranberry sauce is a relish, albeit a sweet one. - BKAllmighty

5 Corn Relish

Guess what this relish is made from? Aside from the vinegar and a small portion of various other chopped vegetables, it's basically pickled corn. - BKAllmighty

6 Red Onion Sauce

I learned about this one in NYC. Red onions, ketchup, sugar, dry mustard, corn, celery, flour, and a skillet make this relish a New York favorite (there's more in there - I just kept it short and sweet). - BKAllmighty

7 Zucchini Relish

I think, by now, you probably get what the main ingredients are. This one was always mighty popular in my household growing up. - BKAllmighty

8 Chutney

There are too many varieties of chutney to list even a basic selection of ingredients so you'll just have to look into it for yourself. It's very popular in India and is typically quite sweet. - BKAllmighty

9 Sauerkraut

This one isn't exactly widely popular. I like it, though. It's basically pickled cabbage. For those of you willing to try it, it's good with sausage or schnitzel. - BKAllmighty

10 Gentleman's Relish

If you thought sauerkraut sounded foul, try Gentleman's Relish. It's manufactured by one company in England and is basically an anchovy paste. It's strong, salty, and fishy. Try it on sliced bread, or don't. Yeah, you probably want to stay away from that. - BKAllmighty

The Contenders

11 Kim Chi
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