Easy tomato chutney

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Easy tomato chutney
Easy tomato chutney
  • Makes: 700ml

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe This chutney is so easy to make - all the ingredients are chucked into one pan and simmered slowly, to produce a rich, tasty preserve that will go wonderfully with cheese and biscuits, or cold meat


  • 1kg (2¼lb) ripe tomatoes of any variety or size
  • 3 red or white onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 200ml (7fl oz) red wine vinegar
  • 175g (6oz) soft light muscovado sugar
  • 1 level teaspoon ground ginger
  • Sterilised jars and waxed discs

You could add 2 red peppers, halved deseeded, 1 red chilli, 100-125g (31/2-4oz) raisins or sultanas and perhaps make it spicier by adding smoked paprika, ground allspice or black mustard seeds, as well as the ginger.


  1. Put all the ingredients in a large, heavy-based pan. Bring to the boil slowly, stirring occasionally to help the sugar dissolve, then simmer for 1½ hours, or longer, stirring occasionally until it becomes thick and jam-like.
  2. Spoon into sterilised jars, cover and seal. Store for at least 1 month before eating. Eat within 3-4 months.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • Calories 21(kcal)
  • Fat 0.1g
  • Saturates 0.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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