Green Tomato Chutney

I bet that someone, somewhere in the world is picking some homegrown green tomatoes right now! This is my recipe for an amazingly delicious and much healthier version of a traditional allotment chutney that contains no refined sugar.

It’s late-Spring here, we’ve just finished our last jar of chutney and the tomato seedlings are getting big. I can’t wait to make some more in a few months time…


Green Tomato Chutney

  • Servings: Approx 6 x 250ml jars
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IMG_0817We absolutely love this healthier chutney – great with cheese and crackers, amazing with organic meats and it makes a brilliant addition to a Christmas foodie hamper too!


  • 600g green tomatoes
  • 2 cooking apples, cored
  • 4 onions, peeled
  • 200g dates
  • 175ml apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 thumb-sized chunk of ginger, peeled
  • 350g date syrup


I use a slow cooker to make my chutneys, but this recipe will work just as well in a big pan on the hob for a few hours.

  1. Chop all the ingredients into small chunks and put everything in the slow cooker for 6 hours on high and then 10 hours on low. If using the hob method, cover and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Now turn the heat right down and simmer slowly, uncovered for 2-3 hours or until it looks thicker, darker and more chutney-like!
  2. This recipe will fill around 6 jars, which need to be sterilised with boiling water first, jars and lids. Simply spoon the chutney into the jars, seal tightly and store. It never lasts very long in our house!

Recipe by Homegrown Kate

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