Cherry Tomato Relish for Fish and Pork

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Last Updated on November 5, 2020 by Ellen Christian

This Cherry Tomato Relish for fish or pork makes a delicious side dish. Try my homemade tomato and onion relish recipe with your next meal.

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This Cherry Tomato Relish for fish or pork makes a delicious side dish. Try my homemade tomato and onion relish recipe with your next meal.

Cherry Tomato Relish

This tomato and onion relish is made with fresh vegetables so it’s a delicious summer option for when you have extra garden produce. But, it’s just as easy to make with a package of cherry tomatoes from the grocery store.

I love serving it during the winter holidays because it’s such a festive side dish. The gorgeous red and green color just adds a bit of festivity to your roast or fish.

What’s the difference between tomato chutney and tomato relish?

A chutney typically contains fruit and a relish does not. Chutneys are also usually softer with smaller pieces. This recipe contains no fruit.

This Cherry Tomato Relish for fish or pork makes a delicious side dish. Try my homemade tomato and onion relish recipe with your next meal.

What do you put tomato relish on?

As I mentioned, this is a delicious side dish for fish or pork. So, you can easily serve it with roast pork for the holidays. But, it tastes equally as good as a side for your next meat and cheese platter. 

You can even add it to your next chicken salad sandwich or serve it along with meatloaf. It’s very versatile and so easy to make.

This Cherry Tomato Relish for fish or pork makes a delicious side dish. Try my homemade tomato and onion relish recipe with your next meal.

Variations

  • For spicy cherry tomato relish, add crushed chilies.
  • Roasted cherry tomato relish can be made by roasting the vegetables first.
  • You can make sweet tomato relish by adding a bit more brown sugar.
  • And, you can try adding mustard or fennel seeds if you like.

What is the best vinegar to use?

This recipe uses a combination of balsamic vinegar and rice wine vinegar. They compliment each other and the result is absolutely delicious.

But, you could easily use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar if that’s what you have on hand. Just experiment until you find the taste that you and your family like the best.

a jar with brightly colored tomatoes and herbs with a wooden spoon

How much does this make?

This recipe makes one or two jars depending on the size of the jars you use. It should be enough for a few meals. Or, you can keep one jar for yourself and give one jar as a gift.

step by step photos to make cherry tomato relish

How to make cherry tomato relish

This really couldn’t be any easier. You will need to chop the vegetables and herbs and then mix in the vinegar, sugar, and seasonings.

After mixing well, you should package it into small jars. You can serve one large jar or bowl in the center of the table. Or, you can serve in small jars beside each place setting.

I like to let this sit overnight so the flavors meld before serving. But, if you are pressed for time, an hour or two will work just as well.

garlic, olive oil, vinegar, tomatoes and lemon on the counter

Can I use another type of tomato?

Yes, you can try this cherry tomato relish recipe with Roma, Grape, or Plum tomatoes instead. Just be sure that the pieces aren’t too large.

Storage tips

You can keep this in the refrigerator for at least a couple of weeks. The vinegar will help to preserve it. It hasn’t been canned so you will need to keep it in the refrigerator and not in the pantry.

This will not freeze well. So if you think you have more than you can use in a few weeks, give one of the jars as a gift with a loaf of homemade bread.

You may want to try this zucchini relish recipe.

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Yield: 12

Cherry Tomato Relish for Fish and Pork

This Cherry Tomato Relish for fish or pork makes a delicious side dish. Try my homemade tomato and onion relish recipe with your next meal.

This Cherry Tomato Relish for fish or pork makes a delicious side dish. Try my homemade tomato and onion relish recipe with your next meal.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of Cherry tomatoes - red - orange - yellow
  • 1 medium red onion - sliced Chiffonade style
  • 1/2 cup of basil - chopped
  • 1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Riced wine vinegar
  • 14 cup of Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of Rice wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Brown sugar
  • Garlic salt - to taste
  • Seasoned pepper - to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground Oregano

Instructions

  1. Wash the cherry tomatoes, and drain them on paper towels. 
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half, and place them in a large bowl. 
  3. Peel the red onion, and slice chiffonade style, and add to tomatoes.
  4. Wash and chop the fresh basil.  Add the minced garlic, and toss all together. 
  5. Blend the Balsamic Vinegar, riced wine vinegar, Olive oil, lemon juice, brown sugar, and Oregano, and pour over tomato relish. 
  6. Sprinkle with garlic salt, and seasoned pepper, and toss well to mix. 
  7. Place the tomato relish in small individual glass containers, and serve at each place setting.
  8. Can also be served in small dishes, or family-style

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1/2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2279Total Fat: 252gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 210gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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