Spicy tomato and celery relish recipe

  • Serves 5 x 500g (1lb) jars
  • 30 mins to prepare and 1 hr 25 mins to cook
  • 40 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Place the onion, celery and fennel with the pickling spices and half the vinegar in a large preserving pan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Add the ginger, chilli, cooking apples, tomatoes, sugar, remaining vinegar, salt and tomato purée. Bring to the boil and simmer for a further 1 hour until the chutney is thick and most of the liquid has evaporated.

Stir occasionally, particularly towards the end, so it doesn't burn on the base of the pan.

Stir in the vodka, bring to the boil for just 2 minutes, then turn off the heat and spoon into sterilised jars. Seal and store for at least 1 week before eating.

Will keep, unopened, for 3 months.

Cook's note: The sweet tomato flavour and slight kick of chilli make this relish taste very like a Bloody Mary cocktail, while the celery gives it a delicious crunch. Gorgeous with ribs, burgers and quesadillas.

  • Ingredients

  • 2 large onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 head celery, diced
  • 1 small head fennel, diced
  • 1tsp pickling spices
  • 650ml (22fl oz) pickling vinegar
  • 2·5cm (1in) piece fresh ginger, coarsely grated
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 450g (14½oz) cooking apples, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1kg (2lb) ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 350g (12oz) demerara sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • 4tbsp tomato purée
  • 3tbsp vodka (optional)
  • Energy 170kj 40kcal 2%
  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Saturates 0g 0%
  • Sugars 9g 10%
  • Salt 0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.6g Protein 0.5g Fibre 0.9g


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