A Chicago-style hot dog with green pickle relish as one of the toppings

Chicago-style relish is a type of sweet pickle relish typically used on Chicago-style hot dogs.[1][2] The unique color of the relish, often referred to as "neon green", is created by adding blue dye to regular pickle relish.[3] The first use of Chicago-style relish on a hot dog has been attributed to several different restaurants, including Fluky's[4] and Superdawg.[1]


  1. ^ a b Zeldes, Leah (July 20, 2010). "Origins of Neon Relish and Other Chicago Hot Dog Conundrums" Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine, Dining Chicago. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Huff, Andrew (August 27, 2012). "Neon Green Relish: A Taste Test" Archived 2016-08-25 at the Wayback Machine, Gapers Block. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Sabin, Katje. "In a Pickle: What's Up with Green Relish?" Archived 2016-06-17 at the Wayback Machine, LTHForum.com. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Chicago Dog". Hot Dog Chicago Style – The Search for the Perfect Dog. Archived from the original on April 1, 2022. Retrieved July 18, 2016.

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