Posted on 26 June 2008 by

Recipe: Green Tomato Chutney

By Thomas Cenci

We all know green tomato chutney.

It’s the first recipe that comes to mind when even mentioning the green fruit, but it doesn’t have to be just green tomatoes.

Why not try adding something else to help liven it up a little like using cardamon, coriander, chilli or even extra fruits like apple or pears. Try this recipe using poppy seeds or tell us what you add to yours.


– 2 lbs Green tomatoes
– Large pinch poppy seeds
– Half an onion
– 1 garlic clove
– 2.5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
– Thyme & Bay leafs
– Pinch of Salt & Pepper
– 3.5 oz Sugar


1. Cut the tomatoes into small pieces and finely chop the onion and garlic.
2. Place all the ingredients together in a pan with a little water and cook for about 1 hour.
3. Once all the ingredients have cooked down or reached the correct consistency allow to cool and taste for seasoning.
4. Place into a jar and store.

4 Responses to “Recipe: Green Tomato Chutney”

  1. Nancy Bond Says:

    I’ve never made chutney from tomatoes, but I’m sure it would be good. I like the idea of adding different fruits to it as well. My MIL used to make a tomato chutney that she spiced with cloves, cinnamon and allspice — it was phenomenal with meats. I almost always make green tomato “chow”. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Melissa Says:

    My tomatoes are getting flowers. I can’t wait to get some fruit! I am so excited. My mouth waters when I read your blog!

  3. deb Says:

    That sounds good.

  4. Rose Says:

    Will this chutney freeze well?

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