• Makes 4
  • 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 8 Ingredients
  • Love


These Green Tomato Pickles are so fantastic to have in the cupboard … serve them up with cheese and crackers if friends drop in or add a lot of flavour to any sandwich.

Ingredients (makes 4 )

  • 2 kg green tomatoes (diced evenly)
  • 400grams onions (chopped)
  • 9 table spoons salt
  • 900 grams sugar
  • 750 mls Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 table spoons curry powder
  • 1 table spoon tumeric


  1. **DAY ONE**
  2. Wash and dry tomatoes and onions evenly
  3. In a large saucepan layer 1/3 of the tomatoes / 1/2 the onions / 1/3 of the salt continue layering LEAVE OVERNIGHT
  4. ** DAY TWO **
  5. Drain all liquid Boil jug of hot water Pour over mixture and drain again
  6. Do this twice to remove all salt
  7. Put tomatoes on the stove with 450 mls of the vinegar Bring to the boil- cover and cook 10 minutes
  8. Make a paste of flour,turmeric and curry powder with 300 mls of the vinegar -Reserve
  9. Add sugar to tomatoes, stir in , turn off heat and add paste slowly... stirring constantly to avoid lumps Place over low heat and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes
  10. pour into sterilized jars ( to sterilize wash jars in hot soapy water ,rinse .Sit on an oven tray , 120 degree oven for 20 minutes)

Notes... These These Green Tomato Pickles are so fantastic to have in the cupboard ... serve them up with cheese and crackers if friends drop in or add a lot of flavour to any sandwich. They are also a lovely accompaniment to have on a cheese board or serve with cold meat and olives as part of a ploughman's lunch. This recipe makes 4 med- large jars of pickles.
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  • Another recipe I would love to try.
    But is it easy to find green tomatoes?


  • Sounds like a yummy recipe thanks for sharing


  • A wonderful recipe and would be great to have in the cupboard, yes.


  • yum – perfect for a ploughman’s lunch – thank you for sharing the recipe – I cannot wait to try it.


  • Love this recipe and will have to pass it on to my family and friends


  • I love green tomato pickles but always buy them, might have to give this recipe a go


  • I really like this recipe. It is a good one to keep. Thank you for sharing this.


  • I have never made my own pickles. I love to buy the homemade version whenever I find it. I love it on burgers, sandwiches, fresh cut ham, etc. but had never considered making my own.


  • A delicious addition to sandwiches.


  • What a great recipe, particularly for an unexpected visit. It would be great to be able to pull out something fancy that is ready to go. Thanks for sharing.


  • I think I will pass on this one.


  • 900 gm sugar !!

    • The amount it makes and the small amount you eat at a time … I don’t think it’s an issue


  • Thanks for sharing this – I’ll use it this year and make sure I have plenty on hand to give away at Christmas.


  • We have a lot of green tomatoes this would be a great recipe thanks for sharing!


  • This looks delicious! Definitely have to try it


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