Green Tomato Chutney

I know I have been on and on about greet tomatoes, but you would not believe how many tomatoes I had this year from just six plants and how many green ones I had left just before the first frost hit. I have fried them and pickled them, so now I am going to turn the rest into GreenTomato Chutney.

This recipe is very easy and absolutely delicious. Using up food that would otherwise have been thrown away is great for the hip pocket and for the environment too. Making do with what you have is a simple living idea, but it does not mean that you have to miss out on anything. Here is my recipe.


  • 1.4 kg Green Tomatoes, diced 
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced  
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 small chillies, diced
  • 2 Teaspoons ground ginger
  • 175 ml brown vinegar (Malt)
  • 200 grams of brown sugar
  • 200 grams sultanas 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Prepare your 250 ml jars and lids by sterilising them in boiling water for ten minutes. The sterilisation step can be skipped and you can use washed, rinsed, hot jars and lids if you are processing for 10 minutes or more in the boiling water bath at the end of the recipe.
  • Combine all ingredients in a heavy based pot. Bring to the boil and cook, covers for 30 minutes.
  • Then cook for another 30 minutes uncovered. The mixture will start to thicken. Stir as needed to prevent the mixture from sticking and starting to burn. The thicker it gets the more you need to stir. 
  • Once the chutney is the consistency you are looking for, use a wide-mouthed jar funnel to fill your hot, 250 ml jars, leaving a two-centimetre headspace. Clean the rims of the jar to ensure you get a good clean seal and cap with your lids.
  • Process your filled jars in a boiling water bath for five minutes. Alternatively, if you did not pre-sterilise your jars and lids, process them in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

That’s it. I am done talking about green tomatoes and what to do with them …. till next year. I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as my family does.


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4 Replies to “Green Tomato Chutney”

    1. Hi Sherry:

      You can use any kind of chilli pepper you want to. Some like it hot and others will pick a milder variety. I use whatever is coming out of my garden.

        1. Hi Sherry:

          I made this in autumn here in Australia, so it was quite a few months ago and I really don’t remember how much it turned out to be. That is a good point though so from now on I will always include the final quantities in my posts.


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