Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The only thing I like more than talking about food is eating." -John Walters

The refrigerator light goes on...

Chow Chow is a decidedly Southern recipe: one that I remember eating growing up.

Most chow chow recipes are made with green tomatoes, and they are great if you can find them or if you have grown your own. I like using the tomatillos because they bring a nice tartness to the recipe. They are slightly more bitter than the green tomatoes and are often widely available year 'round.

Some chow chow versions are really spicy, and you can use more jalapenos or add a touch of cayenne if you love spicier food.

This relish is great with almost anything - fish, barbecued chicken, or even on your burger. Take this recipe to your next pot luck. It will be a big hit.



Corn and Tomatillo Chow Chow

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/4 cup

This recipe can easily be multiplied but you'll have a LOT of chow chow. It keeps well for about 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator.

1/2 cup white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 bay leaves
2 ears corn (cut kernels from the cob)
1/2 small green bell pepper (diced)
1/2 small red bell pepper (diced)
1 small jalapeno pepper
1 small shallot (minced)
2 ounces tomatillos (diced)

Corn Chow Chow Recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place the vinegar, honey, water, salt, pepper, and bay leaves in a medium sauce pan over high heat.

As the liquid begins to boil. add the corn, green pepper, red pepper, and jalapeno.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and add the shallot and tomatillos. Stir.

Let cool and then place in the refrigerator at least overnight.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 58 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 154mg %
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 2mcg Potassium 152mg