We found ourselves with quite a few green tomatoes this year and as usual they started to go bad before they turned red. So a quick rummage through the pantry and I came up with everything I needed to make this green tomato chutney… yum yum!
How we grew Tomatoes by accident
I don’t usually bother growing tomatoes as we don’t have a greenhouse and I just find that the UK weather doesn’t usually grow great tomatoes. But this year we grew tomatoes by accident in the gravel next to our drain outside, I put it down to seeds coming through the dishwasher? Obviously any tomato seeds left on our plates that got washed away and decided to grow themselves. Anyway I left the plant just to see if it would grow, it did and produced a fair few fruits as well. Seems funny that the tomato plant that grew itself also offered the best crop I’ve ever had!
What you will need to make your green tomatoes into chutney
- 2 Jars, you can reuse old jars if you have any. I ordered these as I ended up making lots of chutney, pickles and jams over summer.
- Around 500g green tomatoes
- 175g light soft brown sugar
- 150ml of white wine vinegar (or whatever vinegar you have in the cupboard will do although may alter taste a bit)
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 cm piece of ginger grated
- 1 red chilli chopped
- 1 clove of garlic chopped
- 125g raisins/sultanas
- Okay so this is another no fuss recipe from me… You dump all your ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil.
- Simmer the mixture on a medium to low heat until it resembles a chutney type consistency & most of the liquid has gone.
- Spoon your chutney in to the sterilised jars!
Green tomato chutney makes a great gift for a christmas on a budget. Alternatively keep it for yourself to liven up your cheese sarnies.