Spicy Green Tomato Chutney

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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!

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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
    caroline

  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 πŸ™‚
    You can see how I did here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornflakecouture/sets/72157622426944449/

    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 πŸ™‚
    XX

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

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