Season: Spring Summer 

Courgette and Tomato Chutney

Ingredients :

500ml cider vinegar or red wine vinegar *
400g brown sugar
1 tbsp mixed spice
2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp salt
4 onions, chopped *
1kg diced courgettes (yellow, green or mixed) *
1kg tomatoes, chopped *
4 eating apples, peeled and diced *
300g sultanas  (optional)

Method :

Place 300ml water in a large pan. Over a medium heat, add the vinegar, sugar and spices. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.  Remove from the heat and carefully add the remaining ingredients.

Place back on the heat and allow to simmer, uncovered for 2 1/2 hours or until darkened and thick.

Pour the chutney into sterilised jars while still hot, seal and leave in a cool dark place for at least 3 weeks before opening.


*  Available from your local producer at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets