Heirloom Tomato Chow-Chow

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4-6
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1 -inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 3 tablespoons celery seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pickling spice
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 pounds firm heirloom tomatoes (mixed colors and varieties), cut into large chunks
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
Directions

Combine the vinegar, sugar, ginger, dry mustard, turmeric, mustard seeds, celery seeds, pickling spice and 1 teaspoon salt in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer 15 minutes to extract the flavors of the spices.

Return to high heat; once the mixture is boiling and steaming, add the tomatoes and onions, stirring to coat everything evenly. Reduce the heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.

Photographs by James Baigrie

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