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Green Tomato Chutney

It happens to the best of us. You think there is still time to plant your tomatoes, and then just before they turn red, the frost comes and your plant is killed horribly. You are left with tomatoes as green as the Hulk. What do you do with them? I hate wasting ANY food, so what I did with my green tomatoes was cook a delicious green tomato chutney.

This chutney goes well with a variety of meat and cheeses, and it goes EXTREMELY well on a braaibroodjie!

Don’t know how to grow your own tomatoes? Click here.

If you want a spicy green tomato chutney, you can watch this video.

green tomato chutney

Green Tomato Chutney

Kathu Kat
Did frost kill your tomato plant? Here is a great and versatile recipe for you to use your green tomatoes instead of throwing them away.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Preserves
Cuisine American
Servings 5 jars
Calories 63 kcal


  • large pot
  • preserving jars


  • 1 kg green tomatoes chopped up with skin on
  • 1 kg red onions peeled and chopped
  • 150 g pitless raisins
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 500 g brown sugar
  • 1 litre brown vinegar


  • Chop the tomatoes, onions, raisins and garlic.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a large pot and simmer uncovered.
  • The chutney is ready when it appears thick and dark brown. This can take up to three hours or longer.
  • Spoon the chutney into preserving jars and close firmly.
  • Turn the jars on their heads.
  • Refrigerate once opened.


Keyword chutney, green tomato, preserves

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