Pineapple & date relish

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins - 35 mins

Easy

Makes about 1.5kg
This tropical chutney with coriander, mustard and cumin seeds is great with grilled meats, in a bacon sandwich or on a cheeseboard

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per 50g serving

  • kcal63
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp coriander seed
    Coriander seeds

    Coriander seed

    kor-ee-and-er seed

    The small, creamy brown seeds of the coriander plant give dishes a warm, aromatic and slightly…

  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 medium pineapple
    Pineapple

    Pineapple

    pine-ap-pel

    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 500ml cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 300g granulated sugar
  • 140g stoned date, chopped
    Dates

    Date

    da-ate

    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

Method

  1. Dry-roast the seeds in a small pan until they start to smell fragrant. Tip into a mortar and crush with a pestle until the seeds are broken down but not powdery.

  2. Peel, quarter and core the pineapple. Cut into rough chunks, then transfer to a food processor and pulse until cut into smaller pieces. Tip into a preserving pan or large heavy-based saucepan. Use the processor to do the same to the onions, then the peppers. Tip the vegetables into the pan along with the roasted spices, vinegar, chilli flakes and 2 tsp salt.

  3. Bring to the boil, stirring, then cover and simmer for 10 mins. Add the sugar and dates, and return to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for a further 15-20 mins, uncovered, until the mixture is softened but still has a bit of crunch. (Take care when tasting the relish as it will be very hot.)

  4. Meanwhile, wash your jars in hot soapy water and rinse well. Place upright in a roasting tin and put in the oven at 160C/140C fan/gas 3 for 15 mins. Boil the lids (which must be vinegar-proof) for 5 mins, then leave to dry. Remove the jars from the oven and set on a board. Fill the jars and screw on the lids. Label and store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks, or sterilise (see tip, below) and store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.

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