Chutney

  • 10MINS
  • 45MINS
  • Serves 30
  • 17KCAL

This Chutney is perfect for serving with a Christmas cheeseboard and is so tasty you'd never guess it was slimming friendly!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories17
  • Carbs3.4g
  • Protein0.5g
  • Fat0g
  • Saturates0g
  • Sugars2.4g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

A Christmas cheese board just isn’t complete without a really tasty Chutney and our slimming friendly recipe is guaranteed to impress – especially when paired with a really strong cheddar!

We’ve worked out a serving of this Chutney to be around a tablespoon which contains just 17 calories, so you’ll have plenty of calories left over to enjoy some delicious cheese.

If you wanted to cook this recipe in the slow cooker then you definitely could. Simply cook for around 4 hours on a high setting with the lid off until the Chutney is nice and thick and glossy.

This recipe would also make a perfect Christmas gift, as long as you properly preserve, sterilise and store it. It’s really important to follow directions when you’re doing this however as otherwise it can become unsafe to eat, so make sure that you do some research before getting started!

You can find loads of other ideas and inspiration for Christmas gifts in our Christmas recipes collection here.

This Chutney would work really well in place of the mincemeat in our Mince Pie Christmas Toastie to create a more savoury taste – ideal if you’re trying to use up leftover cheese from Christmas.

 

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You could also try topping your Christmas Pie with some of this Chutney to really dial up the festive flavour.

 

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What diets is this Chutney suitable for?

This Chutney is suitable for gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chutney recipe?

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Do you need any special ingredients to make this Chutney?

No, this recipe is super simple!

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You’ll need a large saucepan to cook your Chutney in, like this one.

We’d recommend storing your Chutney in a glass jar with a lid as this makes it look super impressive. If properly sterilised and stored, these also make great gifts.

How many calories are in this Chutney?

There are 17 calories per portion (we work out each portion as being one tablespoon) in this Chutney, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Chutney is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a large saucepan with low calorie cooking spray. Cook the onions and garlic over a medium heat for around 5 minutes until they begin to soften.

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Step 2

Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to the boil and then reduce to medium heat. Cook for 40 minutes with the lid off until the chutney is thick and glossy.

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Step 3

Spoon into a jar and leave to cool before refrigerating.

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What could I serve with this Chutney?

We love this Chutney served with some nice, sharp cheese, but it’s also delicious when served with any of the following:

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How do you know when this Chutney is ready?

Your Chutney should take around 45 minutes to become thick and glossy.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can I cook this Chutney any other way?

We’ve cooked this Chutney in a pan on the hob, but you can also cook this in a slow cooker for around 4 hours with the lid off on the high setting.

We wouldn’t recommend cooking this in the pressure cooker as the liquid needs to reduce.

How long can I keep this Chutney in the fridge?

Your Chutney should be fine covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Sterilising your jars can help preserved foods to last longer however, so if you want to give this Chutney as a gift we’d recommend looking into that.

Can I freeze this Chutney?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Chutney

This Chutney is perfect for serving with a Christmas cheeseboard and is so tasty you'd never guess it was slimming friendly!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    45 MINS
  • KCals 17
  • Carbs 3.4G

Ingredients

  • 500 g red onions peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 large courgette peeled and diced
  • 2 small apples peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 3 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 200 ml water
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • 80 ml balsamic vinegar
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Spray a large saucepan with low calorie cooking spray. Cook the onions and garlic over a medium heat for around 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to the boil and then reduce to medium heat. Cook for 40 minutes with the lid off until the chutney is thick and glossy.
  3. Spoon into a jar and leave to cool before refrigerating.

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