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  • 100 g red or brown onion, peeled
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 180 g fennel bulb, stalks and fronds trimmed, bulb quartered
  • 700 g ripe tomatoes
  • 150 g white wine vinegar
  • 120 g sugar
  • 40 g pitted dates
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 2 pinches flaked salt
  • gppd grind of pepper

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  1. Place onion, fennel seeds, fennel bulb and tomatoes into mixing bowl and chop for 5 sec/speed 5

  2. Add vinegar, sugar, dates, olive oil, salt and pepper and cook 45 min/Varoma/speed 1, or until chutney has thickened slightly and the onion and fennel are tender. Continue to cook if you prefer a jammier finish.

  3. Once Varoma temperature has been reached, remove MC and place TM basket on TM lid to prevent splashing.



    Place chutney in a bowl for immediate use, or preserve in sterilised jars for up to 1 year.




I love chutney. I'll eat it on sandwiches (especially toasties) and with sausages, spinach pies and cheese platters. This chutney uses fennel seeds and fresh fennel for a double dose of aniseedy charm which is balanced by the sweetness of tomatoes and dates, and the kick of vinegar. It's a good one to bottle but you can also get stuck into it straight away.

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Double Trouble Fennel and Tomato Chutney



  • 3. October 2022 - 08:33

    Thanks for an amazing recipe, this turned out perfectly. I only substituted half the tomatoes with red capsicum as I ran out of tomatoes.

  • 26. September 2022 - 13:12

    This was amazing. It's definitely my favourite relish EVER. I can't believe how good it is. I've been eating it straight from the jar. Folsom Concrete Pros

  • 31. August 2020 - 19:49

    Beautiful aromatic flavours. Excellent to accompany strong flavours, stinky cheese etc...

  • 30. August 2020 - 10:16

    What a great, delicious way to get some fresh fennel into the diet!

    I used 500g of (unpeeled) tomatoes and threw in some capsicum, a red chillli with seeds and some fresh ginger and turmeric.

  • 30. January 2020 - 19:01

    Was a little sceptical as not a big lover of fennel and only tried it because of the comments.

    this is so darn good & tastes great, plus the added bonus of EASY & no altering the recipe just good as it is...

    A must try...

  • 31. January 2019 - 04:27

    This is most delicious. I have eaten it with beef, lamb and fish, it makes a fantastic complement. It is my new go to recipe! Easy to make.

  • 18. March 2018 - 16:46

    A new favourite!!!
    I was gifted this relish at Christmas time by our Kitchen teacher at school. I’ve since made it twice myself and get rave reviews from those who try it.

    Thanks for a fantastic recipe! tmrc_emoticons.)

  • 10. June 2017 - 18:32

    I am seriously addicted to this chutney! I love it with steak, toasted sandwiches and with a Sunday morning fry up. I made a few batches to gift for Mother's Day, it is so good tmrc_emoticons.)

  • 16. April 2016 - 14:26

    Super easy and super tasty! I love fennel and tomatoes! A freshly baked loaf of bread some cheese and a jar of this relish yummmm!

  • 19. February 2016 - 13:46

    love this recipe...the taste of fennel in there is really lovely...will def be a favourite in our household from now on...thank you  Love Love

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