Bush tomato relish with chilli

Bush Tomato and Chilli Relish

Bush Tomato and Chilli Relish

Bush Tomatoes are a small, uniquely flavoured berries related to the tomato plant. They are a native Australian ingredient that have an intense, earthy, caramel-tomato flavour.

This relish captures that unique native flavour. It works really well with meats, pies, salads and a whole host of other savoury things you could dream up. It essence it can be used as a replacement of your more standard tomato or chilli relish.


Bush Tomato and Chilli Relish
  • 2 chillies finely sliced
  • 6 Bush Tomatoes reconstituted
  • 4 tomatoes peeled and diced (how to peel see tips)
  • 2 cloves garlic finely sliced
  • 2 tblspn brown sugar
  • 4 tblspn red wine vinegar
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced
  • 3 tblspn olive oil
  • Dash of soy sauce
  • Salt/pepper
  1. To make this relish, heat the oil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
  2. Add the onions, chillies and tomatoes reduce the heat to medium, and cook until tomatoes are mushy.
  3. Add the garlic, soy, salt, pepper and the sugar, and let the sugar dissolve.
  4. Add the vinegar cook for a further 8 - 10 minutes on low heat.
  5. This can be stored in a sterilised jar or air tight container for many weeks.


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Published on: June 30, 2015

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