Tomato Relish


  • 2 lbs ripe tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tsp allspice berries, cracked
  • 8 whole celery leaves
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbs mustard seeds
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • kosher salt to taste
This tomato relish is spiced with onions, allspice, cayenne pepper, mustard seeds, brown sugar and red wine vinegar.

  • Wash and quarter the tomatoes, then place them in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.
  • Dice the onions ad add to the pan, together with the allspice and celery leaves. Cover the pan and cook the mixture over low heat for about 45 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan and add the vinegar, cayenne, mustard seeds, sugar and salt.
  • Stir to combine and cook the relish, uncovered for another 35 minutes or until the juices are reduced and thickened.
  • Pour the relish into warmed, sterilized jars, let them cool slightly, then seal and label.
  • This relish will keep well for a month.
  • After opening, store the relish in the refrigerator.

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