Quick Fresh Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tomato in jar

The Spruce

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
22 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 9mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy fresh tomato chutney mixture makes an excellent ketchup alternative for topping your burgers, meatloaf, or hot dogs.

The tomato chutney is a lightly sweetened and spiced tomato mixture with great flavor and a chunky texture, and it is a fabulous idea for using any extra fresh tomatoes you might have lying around.


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  • 3 large tomatoes (peeled with seeds removed)
  • 3 tablespoons onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • Dash cinnamon
  • Dash allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a small saucepan, combine the tomatoes, onion, vinegar, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and pepper. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat.

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  3. Cook, uncovered, stirring frequently until thickened - about 10 to 15 minutes.

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  4. Transfer to a canning jar or container.

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  5. Cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks.


  • Serve the chutney as a topping for meatloaf or burgers, or use it as a condiment to serve along with a family meal. It's delicious with beans, pork, and steaks.

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