Recipe

Spicy green tomato relish

Green tomatoes aren't a particular variety, they're simply unripe; they can be picked off the vine at any time. They don't taste very nice raw, but as the main ingredient in this relish, they are a taste sensation.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 1 Litre
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Ingredients

Spicy green tomato relish
  • 5 green tomatoes (1kg), sliced
  • 1 brown onion (150g), sliced
  • 1 kilogram gherkin cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 green capsicum (150g), chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarse cooking salt
  • 2 cup (500ml) cider vinegar
  • 1 cup (250ml) white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (200g) firmly packed brown sugar

Method

Spicy green tomato relish
  • 1
    Combine vegetables in large bowl, sprinkle with salt, cover; stand several hours. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
  • 2
    Combine vegetables, vinegars and spices in large saucepan. Bring to a boil; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes or until vegetables are pulpy. Add sugar; stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil; boil, uncovered, 15 minutes. Pour into hot sterilised jars; seal when cold.

Notes

Storage In refrigerator for up to 1 month

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