Tomato Relish Recipes

August 9, 2011
Recipes Using TomatoesEasy to make! Delicious to eat! Serve with cold meats or on sandwiches. Can be made with either green or ripe tomatoes. Overripe tomatoes (sometimes cheap to purchase) are ideal for this.


  • 1.5 kilo (3+ lb.) large green or ripe tomatoes
  • 4 large onions
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 cups white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric
  • 1 cup plain flour


Cut the tomatoes and onions into walnut size pieces and put in a pan. Add 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup vinegar. Heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil, and simmer 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix the remaining sugar, vinegar, salt, spices, and flour.

Combine flour mixture with tomato mixture, and stir over medium heat until thickened and smooth (about 10 minutes).

Allow to cool, ladle into jars, and seal. Refrigerate until required.

Servings: 6 cups
Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes

By Lorraine from Perth, Western Australia

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August 3, 2011

Great way to use some of the veggies from your garden.


August 15, 2008

Don't know about some of you but our garden is pretty well dried up now. Here is a great recipe for using up the green tomatoes that you have left on the vines.



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February 12, 2019

I made relish and find it is too sweet. I used liquid mustard instead of powder so wonder if this is the problem. Is there any way I can reboil it and add something to take that sweetness away? I would appreciate any help.


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February 12, 20190 found this helpful

My hubby is the chef of the house, and when he does something like this, he ads (literally a drop at a time) some apple cider vinegar to the mix and keeps tasting until it gets where he wants it.


Some people use lemon juice...which works too...again...drop by drop as you don't want it to get too bitter.

I would not reboil it through...just mix it in as is...reboiling could spell disaster.

Hope you can fix it.


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February 12, 20190 found this helpful

Add vinegar or citrus.

February 12, 20191 found this helpful


I would agree with using apple cider vinegar. I am including a link that describes the usefulness of this vinegar:


I would also only use a little, at a time, until your relish is the flavor you want it to be.



February 12, 20190 found this helpful

vinegar or pickle juice

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February 25, 2012

I have just made a batch of green tomato relish. Somehow it seems to be too spicy as in perhaps too much curry powder or mustard. Any help to make this relish less spicy would be appreciated.

By Eileen B


February 25, 20120 found this helpful

Try rinsing the relish with water before you use it as relish. Also, try cooking meat, such as chicken, pork or beef etc., in slow pot with the relish and do not add any other spices or salt.


Dill pickles are good to do this way so maybe this method would work with your relish.

February 18, 20220 found this helpful

What about adding apple to relish reheating and bottling it


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February 19, 20220 found this helpful

I think that sounds like a good idea.

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March 14, 2011

I made a batch of tomato relish. This is my second time, but it is way too salty. How can I fix it?

By kim coppleman from Hobart, Tasmania


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March 15, 20110 found this helpful

The next time you make it, cut back on the salt. Be sure you change the recipe so you won't do it again. As far as this batch is concerned, can you make a second batch without salt and put it with the first batch?


If not I am afraid you can do nothing about it.

March 15, 20110 found this helpful

Maybe you could add sugar to the jars as you open them, to counteract the salt, or just add chopped fresh tomatoes to the relish.

It could also be used in cooking, in a dish where the saltiness would be "spread out" over a whole casserole or something. Just don't add any more salt to that dish!

Hope you didn't make a huge batch!

March 16, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you very much guys for your help. Cheers.

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August 17, 2017

Wild's Ezy-Sauce is a popular ingredient to use when making tomato relish. This page has information about how to make tomato relish using Wild's Ezy-Sauce.

Tomato Relish

October 27, 2017

A great way to use up tomatoes that haven't ripened when the growing season is over is to preserve them in a relish. This is a page about canning green tomato relish.

Chunky Green Tomato Relish in a Jar.


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