Green tomato and chilli chutney

This tomato chilli relish recipe is simple with only a few ingredients and it taste delicious!
2 jars of homemade green tomato chutney pinit

Making this easy vegetable chutney recipe is a great way to use up and preserve your green tomatoes to make them last all year long.

Green tomato chutney

Making tomato & chilli chutney or relish is a must do in autumn in my household. So easy to do big batches of and can easily be jarred or frozen to use throughout the year. Homemade chutney with hand-picked tomatoes from my garden is so much nicer and healthier than store bought chutney! It’s worth the effort!

green cherry tomatoes outside on a tomato plant

In late autumn when my tomatoes has stopped ripening, there is usually a few green tomatoes left. Don’t let them go to waste. There is many delicious things you can make with your green tomatoes.

This recipe for tomato and chilli chutney is one of my favorite condiments using green tomatoes. It’s versatile and easy to make.

Tomato chutney for long storage

You can either store the chutney in sterilized jars or freeze it in good zip lock bags. Both methods works well and the tomato chilli relish last for a long time. At least one year until it’s time to do a new batch.

I leave it in an outside cupboard where it’s dark and cool. I only store it in the fridge once its opened. 

Making chilli tomato chutney

Green tomato and chilli chutney is one of the easiest preserves you can make. Just chop all the ingredients and cook them together for a couple of hours. A great way to use up green tomatoes at the end of the season.

To make it, you can use small or large tomatoes, and it doesn’t matter if you mix and match tomato varieties. A few red or orange once as well are fine.

This green tomato chilli chutney has a thick, sticky texture, which comes from the tomatoes and onion being cooked long and slow in a mixture of brown sugar, vinegar and spices until the vegetables have broken down and all the moisture has absorbed to a jam like consistency.

green tomato and chilli chutney early on in the cooking process

Mix and match large and small tomato varieties. A few red or orange once mixed in is fine

green tomato and chilli chutney cooking in a sauce pan to thick consistency

cook slowly until it’s a jam like consistency and the vegetables have broken down.

Chunky or smooth

This green tomato chutney recipe can be made chunky or smooth. It’s a personal preference! Both are great!

To make chunky tomato chutney, I recommend using a potato masher or a whisk and simply just smash the cooked vegetables to your preferred consistency.

For smooth green tomato chilli jam consistency, I like to use a stick blender, but a food processor works well too.

How to serve green tomato and chilli chutney

I like serving my autumn tomato chutney with:

A great all round chutney. It pairs really well with my roast duck recipe and alongside my Bacon and egg Pie amongst many other dishes.

Making chutney and relish is a great way to preserve your home grown produce. Read more about preserving and storing food here.

Check out my other easy preserve recipes:

Apple sauce compote

strawberry tree jam

Try this chilli tomato chutney recipe yourself. I’m sure you love it!

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Green tomato and chilli chutney

This easy green tomato chutney is rich, sweet and sour, with a hint of spice. It pairs well with cheese, bread, cured meats and more.

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 3 mins Total Time 18 mins Difficulty: Beginner Best Season: Fall

tomato and chilli chutney recipe

tomato chilli chutney recipe


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    • Cut the tomatoes in large chunks (cherry tomatoes I leave whole).
    • Put everything together in a saucepan.
    • Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-4 hours until its thickened, dark and jam like.
    • Mash it up with a potato masher for a chunky tomato chutneygreen tomato and chilli chutney early on in the cooking process or mix it with the hand blender for a smooth consistency. 
    green tomato and chilli chutney cooking in a sauce pan
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