Easy Green Tomato Chutney Recipe

Easy Green Tomato Chutney recipe
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Use Unripened Tomatoes to make Chutney

Green tomato chutney can be served with cheese, bread, and other pickled vegetables

This year the outdoor tomatoes were fairly unsuccessful with the plants putting on a good show of leaves but very few ripe fruits. Instead I’m left with a sizeable bowl of green tomatoes and a question of what to do with them. But not all is lost – green tomatoes can be delicious, whether they’re fried up American style or made into a sweet yet sharp chutney.

Green Tomato Chutney

It’s the latter that I’ve chosen to make — not only will the tomatoes be preserved for up to a year but chutney is a delicious savoury preserve. A Ploughman’s Lunch of fresh bread, cheddar cheese, pickled onions and green tomato chutney is one of the tastiest ways to enjoy a cold winter’s afternoon. The below recipe is one of my own and includes garlic and dashes of black and cayenne peppers to add a kick.

Easy Green Tomato Chutney recipe

Green Tomato Chutney
Makes about three 450g jars

500g Green Tomatoes, chopped (skinning is optional)
500g Red Onions, chopped
75g Raisins (or Sultanas), chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Sea Salt
250g Dark Brown Sugar
500ml Malt Vinegar

Chutney Instructions

Place all ingredients into a stainless steel pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and then simmer uncovered for an hour. Spoon the chutney into warm, sterilised jars and seal the lids on. Label them when cool and store in a dark cupboard. Refrigerate the jars once opened and try to use it within twelve months.

Easy Green Tomato Chutney recipe

Chopping the tomatoes

Easy Green Tomato Chutney recipe

Mix all the ingredients together and bring to a boil

Easy Green Tomato Chutney recipe

Chutney after an hour of simmering

13 Discussion to this post

  1. Oh, I can almost smell that cooking!

  2. The smell of autumn preserving…so good! 🙂

  3. Fran says:

    That looks good. Get the cheddar and home made bread out and I will be round soon ! x

  4. Hi Fran – if you're ever sailing around our area you're more than welcome to stop by 🙂

  5. Oooooooooo yum!! That's what I'll do with my green tomatoes this summer if they fail to ripen! I've never tried making green tomato anything before!

  6. A friend rang asking for a green tomato chutney recipe last week – I'll have to point him in your direction.

  7. Mrs Bok – green tomato chutney is DIVINE…I think you'll enjoy it too 🙂

    Sue – Thank you and I hope he likes the recipe 🙂

  8. John says:

    We were blessed with the same this year. A lot of green tomatoes. Everything was very late. Carol made green tomato chutney. Very good. She also made rhubarb chutney . It was also very good.

  9. Hi John – I made some rhubarb chutney a bit earlier in the year but haven't opened a jar yet. I hope it's as good as yours though 🙂

  10. Joy says:

    Has anyone tried making this in a slow cooker?

  11. Marlene says:

    Made a batch of the chutney and am making a second batch as we really liked it. The only change I made was reduce the garlic to one clove as a personal preference.

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