I love having relish in the fridge. It is great with sausages, eggs, steak, on burgers, with cheese and crackers, I use it to help flavour mince, it is soo versatile and tasty!! But it usually has A LOT of sugar in it, so that got me thinking, I need some sugarless relish .... here it is.


Ingredients: (makes 1 1/2 cups - will work out larger quantity soon)

  • 500g tomatoes - blanched peeled and chopped (I used a can of toms when experimenting with this recipe)
  • 1 Tbs sea salt
  • 2 onions chopped

  • 1/2 Tbs curry powder
  • 1tsp mustard powder
  • 100ml cider vinegar
  • 1 finely chopped red chili (optional)
  • 1/3 cup¬†finely chopped dates
  • 1/4 tsp powdered stevia
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional if extra sweetness is needed)


Chop onions and place in a bowl with salt - leave overnight.

If using fresh tomatoes - cut slices in skin on top of tomatoes, cover in boiling water and sit for about 5 mins, peel off skins and roughly chop.

Rinse and drain onions.

Mix together curry powder and mustard powder with a little bit of the vinegar to form a paste.

Place onions, tomatoes, curry mixture, chilies, stevia, dates and cider vinegar in a pot, bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 45mins until reduced. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

Taste and add honey if needed.

Pour into a hot, sterilised jar, place lid on while still hot (will make it seal).

Store in a cool place until opened then store in fridge.