This homemade fresh tomato relish recipe uses just 4 ingredients, and the perfect way to use up all the vine ripened tomatoes from your garden. No garden, no problem, the Farmers Markets are filled with lovely heirloom tomatoes for this simple relish recipe.
So many uses for a fresh tomato relish, try it as an appetizer on Crostini or as an accompaniment to a pan fried salmon.
What type of tomatoes to make the relish?
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Green Tomatoes
- Heirloom Tomatoes
- Garden Tomatoes
- Heirloom Cherry Tomato : It's important to only use fresh fully ripe tomatoes. The chopped tomatoes don;t need to be de seeded. I use a
- Red Onion: The onion give the relish a nice bite.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: The vinegar gives the relish that, well tangy relish flavor.
- Dried Italian Parsley: You can use a dried parsley if fresh not available.
- Kosher Salt: This type of salt has a clean flavor and really brings out the tomato flavor. I don't recommend using iodized table salt for this recipe. Just a dash is needed.
- Sugar: A little sugar brings out the sweetness in the tomatoes.
Chop the tomatoes fine and place in a small bowl.
Mix in the apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar and Italian parsley.
Cover the bowl and set aside until ready to use. The tomato relish is best served at room temperature.
You can use the basic recipe and add in extra ingredients.
- For a spicy relish sprinkle in a few red pepper flakes.
- Add chopped sweet onion and green peppers.
A light and fresh tomato relish for burgers,hot dogs,grilled fish, and also great over chicken.
- 10-12 Heirloom cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon, red onion, minced
- dash salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoons dried Italian parsley
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Chop the tomatoes fine and place in a small bowl.
- Mix in the apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar and parsley. Stir with a small spoon or spatula.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside until ready to use.
- The tomato relish is best served at room temperature.
- Recipe can be doubled or tripled.
Serving Size:¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietitian.
Ways to Use Tomato Relish
- Great as a condiment on a sandwich or burger.
- I love the relish topped on pan fried salmon.
- Mix the tomato relish into meatloaf.
- My favorite way is to add a heaping tablespoon spread to a grilled cheese, so yummy!
You need very little to make this no cook recipe, just a small bowl, a sharp knife, spoon or spatula ( I love my mini spatula set from hierloom living) and a measuring spoon.
How to Store the Relish
If you won't be using it the same day then cover and store it in the refrigerator. Let come to room temperature before serving.
Use only fresh ripe tomatoes. Although we can buy tomatoes year round the best tomatoes are in season form May to October.