Beetroot Chutney

This beetroot chutney is a homemade one that I love to keep at hand for adding to burgers and cold meat platters or as a simple dip for raw vegetables.



To make the beetroot chutney you need:

  • 500g fresh beetroot (not ready peeled and pickled), peeled and finely chopped
  • 1kg cooking apples, peeled and chopped.
  • 275g of red onion, finely chopped
  • 2cm piece of fresh ginger, grated,
  • 50g crystallised stem ginger, finely chopped.
  • 375g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1tsp Ground allspice
  • 750ml red wine vinegar.
  1. Place the beetroot, apple, red onion, gingers, sugar, salt and spice into a large pan.
  2. Add the vinegar and mix well.
  3. Bring to the boil and then simmer for around 60 to 70 minutes until the beetroot is tender.  Stir every 10 minutes.
  4. Whilst still warm pour in to sterilised jars and seal.  Keep in the fridge and use within 4 weeks.

beetroot chutney

My children don’t like the lumps of beetroot so I tend to sieve half of the beetroot chutney as I put it in the jars and they will then eat it as a dip.  Remember the chutney is very sweet (not good in large quantities if you are on a diet) and does stain clothing so don’t feed little ones too much as it’s high in sugar or let them drop it down them.



  1. Fi Ni Neachtain
    11th March 2016 / 4:25 pm

    I can imagine that this beetroot chutney would be delicious with burgers and perfect when BBQ season comes around again (if we get some sun!). It’s lovely to make your own sauces, dips and chutneys isn’t it? 🙂

  2. 11th March 2016 / 7:59 pm

    This sounds like a great thing to keep in the cupboard. It would be great at Christmas with turkey I bet

  3. 11th March 2016 / 8:53 pm

    I am not a beetroot fan I am afraid, but my mum loves it! It is so good for you too. I will show this to her. Kaz x
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  4. 11th March 2016 / 9:00 pm

    This sounds like a nice recipe to use for my Christmas hampers – I’ll hang on to this thanks!

  5. 12th March 2016 / 3:03 am

    oo I don’t really use beetroot much but I love the look of this, I don’t think we have tried beetroot chutney in general so this would be cool!
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  6. 12th March 2016 / 7:22 am

    I *love* beetroot, unlike everyone else in the family. This would be brilliant for my well charred BBQ’d burgers, and no-one else would steal it! Yum!
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  7. 12th March 2016 / 8:09 am

    I’m a big fan of beetroot. It’s so good for you. This sounds delicious!!! Perfect accompanied with cheese and crackers or a nice quinoa salad. x

  8. 12th March 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Hubby used to work for a greengrocers as a teen and prepare the beetroot. He loves the stuff so will make this for him
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  9. 12th March 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I have been looking at how to use beetroot more. they are great in smoothies too apparently.
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  10. 14th March 2016 / 7:10 am

    I love chutney too it makes the perfect accompaniment to any dish! Thank you I will be sure to make my own version .
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  11. 15th March 2016 / 9:29 am

    oh this is right up my street.. im a huge fan of beetroot and would eat it by the jar!! ive never made my own from fresh tho… i would love to give this a go x

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