Sweet Summer Tomato Relish


3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp each salt and black pepper


In a medium bowl combine the tomatoes, zucchini, onion, and celery; set aside. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine the lemon juice, sugar, vinegar, olive oil, salt, mustard, and poppy seeds. Cover; shake until well combined. Pour dressing over vegetable mixture. Cover; chill 4 to 24 hours. To serve, dip out with a slotted spoon as a relish for bratwurst, burgers, or ham. Or just eat it as a light salad.