I never really thought about how commercial relish is made, I just slap it on my food and mindlessly munch away. Then I received sample jars from Zukay Live Foods, and it’s like night and day.
It has an amazing freshness and brightness that you can actually taste. It’s very different from the strong vinegar smell and neon color of the relish I grew up eating and liked.
Zukay has two relish flavors, garlic dill and horseradish dill. I tried the garlic dill one on a veggie hot dog. Great taste and flavor, with just a hint of garlic. Only thing is, there’s a lot more liquid in the relish, even though I used a fork to try to drain some of it before putting it on the hot dog, it made the bottom of the bun soggy fairly quickly.
I also tried the relish in a potato salad and that worked much better. Pictured above, it’s three red potatoes, cooked with the skin removed, cooled and sliced. A couple heaping tablespoons of vegan mayo and a couple heaping tablespoons of Zukay relish. Salt and pepper to taste. And there you have it, a simple yet delicious potato salad.
Zukay also has a line of salsas, hot and mild flavors. It’s very bubbly, much more noticeable than the relishes. They’re bubbly because it’s a live probiotic food. Not only is it tasty, but it’s healthy too.