Sweetcorn & Runner Bean Relish Recipe


Submitted by Spana


  • 6 medium corn cobs
  • 2 teaspoons plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • half teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 pint white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4oz sugar
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small-med red peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1lb runner beans, sliced and cut into 1inch pieces


  1. Cook cobs in boiling water 3mins then plunge into cold water.  Cut kernels from cobs.
  2. Make a paste with the flour, mustard, turmeric and 2 tabsp vinegar.
  3. Heat rest of vinegar with salt and sugar, then stir  the paste into hot vinegar.
  4. Add chopped onions, peppers, beans and sweetcorn to vinegar.
  5. Simmer 20 mins for crispy veg, 30 mins for tender.  I do 25 mins. Stir occasionally.
  6. Pot into hot clean jars.

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Carole @ 10:48 am #

Super – now I have a yummy recipe to use up all of my green beans – still have plenty even after giving away to friends and family. I hate to waste good food – can't wait to taste this.

Vic @ 6:12 pm #

This sound yum and as I have just pick 8lb of runner beans I think i will definately give it a go. I dont have any corn on the cobs growing, I'm goning to try the tinned variety, any recomendations on approx weight of sweetcorn to use?

LIZ @ 9:28 pm #

25th August 2015, just made this relish. Going to bottle in 10 mins, does not seem to have thickened a lot but wait and see. Will let you all know ..

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