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Recipe for green tomato relish

This healthy and delicious relish takes relatively little work and will remain good to eat for years to come. Serve it on burgers, in wraps or as a complement to pork, beef or chicken year-round.

Green tomatoes

Green tomato relish

Serving size 6 cups


  • 3-1/2 pounds green cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon allspice
  • 1/2 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1/4 lemon, sliced thinly
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups white vinegar


  1. Lay the tomatoes and onions flat on a large baking tray. Sprinkle salt overtop. Let stand overnight.
  2. The next day, transfer the vegetables to a colander and rinse thoroughly under cold water.
  3. In a large pot, combine the spices, sugar and vinegar on medium high-heat. Bring to a boil. Add the tomatoes, onions, lemons and peppers.
  4. Let cook for 45 minutes, stirring regularly and scraping down the sides to prevent buildup.
  5. Transfer the hot mixture into warm, sterilized jars immediately. Fill the jars to the brims and seal them tightly using rubber gloves.

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