a jar of red tomato chutney on a wooden board with round crackers and a block of cheese

Easy chutney recipes

Try our easy chutney recipes, from sweet plum and spiced courgette, to quick beetroot chutney. They're perfect for sandwiches, salads and sides.

Looking for chutney recipes? Want to make the most of seasonal produce with our ultimate guide to preserves? Pick your favourite veg at its peak and make good use of a garden glut. Keep a jar of delicious savoury chutney at the ready for slathering on sandwiches and dolloping on cheeseboards.


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Best chutney recipes

Tomato chutney

Use up a glut of ripe summer tomatoes in this rich, vibrant chutney, perfect as an accompaniment to a cheeseboard.

Rhubarb and apple chutney

This deliciously tart and slightly sweet chutney goes brilliantly with cheese, oily fish and roast pork. Make the most of a rhubarb glut and preserve the taste of spring.

Nectarine and ginger chutney

This versatile nectarine and ginger chutney is as sweet as it is spicy, perfect for perking up any cold cuts.

Apple jelly

Rosie Birkett’s homemade apple jelly is preserved with chilli, mint and ginger. Perfect with cheese, crackers or in toasties and sandwiches, it may just become a permanent fixture in your fridge.

Quick beetroot chutney

This vibrant chutney is great on burgers, or with grilled salmon or mackerel to cut through the richness of the dish. It takes just 15 minutes to prepare, so it’s perfect for throwing together in a hurry.

Chilli garlic chutney

This simple but tasty garlic chutney can be whipped up in just five minutes. Serve with a spread of Indian dishes for a feast of fabulous flavours.

Spiced courgette chutney

This light chutney is really easy to make, and has a chunky consistency and vibrant flavour that makes it a great accompaniment to many dishes. It also makes a lovely gift.


Manchego and fresh fig chutney

A fantastic, quick chutney that can be ready in under 30 minutes. It’s made from fresh figs, red onion, ginger and spices. Try serving it with manchego cheese and rocket on toasted crostini. It would also be great with any charcuterie.


Tamarind chutney

The best thing to serve this tamarind chutney with is Maunika Gowardhan’s ragda pattice (ginger and chilli potato patties).

Christmas plum chutney

A classic spiced plum chutney to serve with cheese or cold cuts. The flavour gets mellower and deeper the longer it’s left, so give it at least a week before diving in. It also makes a great foodie gift for friends and family.

Try more autumnal plum recipes.