Spicy Green Tomato Chutney


Now, having nearly given up with my small tomato plant ever ending up bearing me red fruit before the first frosts of the year (which will be upon us soon), I decided to pick about half of the large green tomatoes (1lb worth) to make a recipe that was suggested to me on the UK Food Bloggers site – Green Tomato Chutney.

I found so many that were so overly complicated and some that required soaking things in vinegar for days at a time. Being too impatient, I wanted to find a recipe that would allow me to prepare it all from my cupboard in next to no time and allow me to get cooking straight away!

The following recipe was perfect – it didnt require the finesse of a Michelin Starred Chef to make and the addition of the spices sounded great.

An hour later after starting to cook and I was already trying some on a cracker with some cheese while it was cooling and it tasted great.

I’m glad I didnt let my tomatoes go to ruin and now know I can make this excellent chutney any year again when we dont have a sunny summer!!

See also: Green & Red Tomato Chutney

1 lb Green Tomatoes
1 lb Red Onions
1/2 lb Sultanas
1/2 lb Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Salt
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Ground Green Cardamom
500ml Malt Vinegar

1 Chop everything up – there is no need for a perfection, and put it in a good heavy based pan, mixing it well.

2 Bring it to the boil and then turn down the heat , simmer for about an hour until it is all reduced to a thick pulp.

3 Spoon into sterilised jars and enjoy either after standing for a while to let the flavours develop or immediately if you are impatient like me.

Enjoy with anything savoury!

If you make this recipe, please come back and let me know!


Green Tomato on Foodista


4 thoughts on “Spicy Green Tomato Chutney”

  1. Great way of using up green tomatoes, for sure!

    Look out, too, for Celia Brooks-Brown’s (Times Online’s Urban Farmer) new recipe book, which should be out soonish – it includes a very tasty recipe for a green tomato curry, which I can absolutely vouch for.

  2. Hi
    Thanks I have been looking for an easy recipe for green tomato chutney and I have found it thanks to you.

    thanks again

  3. Hiya,

    All of my tomatoes remained green last year, so in a bid to do something with them, I frantically googled chutney recipes. I tried one that involved ginger and a chilli, but it wasn’t great. Then I found this site. I made a batch and it was so good, I made another 15 jars of it 🙂
    You can see how I did here:

    I am on my last jar now, almost 8 months later, the flavours are fantastic and people are now putting requests in who I gave a jar to last year!
    I’ve favourited your site and directed other people to it too!
    Many thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  4. i have 20 lb of green toms
    here goes a mammoth chutney making session thanks for the recipe

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