Red pepper, tomato and chilli chutney with plump raisins and fresh herbs

A savoury food gift that is sure to make you popular!


  • 2 red peppers
  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 red chillies (de-seeded and chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 350 ml white wine vinegar
  • 280 g caster sugar
  • 75 g plump raisins
  • a little oil to fry
  • 1 tblsp fresh herbs ( basil, coriander and parsley)


  1. Chop the red pepper into rough half inch dice.
  2. Roughly chop the tomato and finely chop the garlic, onion & red chillies.
  3. Cook the onion , chilli and garlic over a medium heat to soften, slightly colour and release a beautiful flavor.
  4. Add the tomato and red pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes to soften a little.
  5. Add the raisins, vinegar and sugar, season to taste.
  6. Place over a medium to high heat and cook without a lid to reduce to an almost pulp like mixture for 10- 12 minutes (time varies with quantity made).
  7. When reduced - the tomato is cooked and the mixture is thickened - remove and allow to cool.
  8. Add the fresh herbs and taste.
  9. Store in sterilised glass jars until required.
  10. Decorate nicely as your perfect foodie present!


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