Cucumber, Onion and Georgia Pecan Relish with Country Ham

  • Yield: 8 servings


4small cucumbers, peeled
1teaspoon salt
3cups chopped sweet onion
1cup water
3/4cup cider vinegar
3tablespoons light olive oil
1tablespoon sugar
1large clove garlic, smashed
1small hot red chili
3/4cup toasted Georgia pecan halves
2tablespoons chopped parsley
8-- (1/4-inch-thick) slices smoked country ham



  1. Quarter the cucumbers lengthwise, remove seeds and slice crosswise into small bite-size pieces (there should be about 4 cups). Toss lightly with the salt and let drain 20 minutes. Submerge in ice water for a minute and drain well. Place cucumbers and onion in stainless steel or glass bowl.
  2. In medium pot combine the water, vinegar, olive oil, sugar, garlic, and pepper pod; heat to boiling and cook for 3 minutes. Pour the hot mixture over the vegetables and cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate until very cold. 
  3. Just before serving, drain the cucumber mixture, discarding the garlic and chili. Chop the pecans and stir into vegetables with the parsley to make relish. Serve each slice of ham accompanied with relish. 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 192
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 13mg
  • Sodium 542mg
  • Carbohydrate 12g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 7g