Tomato and Date Relish

Tomato and Date Relish

My favourite parts of a meal are mostly about the sides or the add-ons. Even the name of this blog is about a favourite add-on 😊 Your meal might be okay or even great, but then you add something to it that takes it to the next level. For me, an add-on is either sweet or acidic depending on the dish. This recipe is both! If you grew up liking tomato sauce/ketchup on everything but find that these days it doesn’t slap like it used to 😉 This will be perfect for you. 


1 400g can of chopped tomatoes

6 dates (I’ve found 6 to be the perfect level of sweetness but adjust to your taste) 

1 onion 

2 cloves of garlic

1/3 teaspoon cumin

1/3 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 chilli (optional)


  1. Roughly chop onion, dates and chili if you’re using. Finely chop your garlic. Sauté the onion and chilli in a saucepan on medium heat. When the onion starts to brown, add your garlic and sauté for 1 min. 
  2.  Add in your spices and fry for 1 minute before adding your can of tomatoes and dates. Salt to taste.
  3. Leave to simmer for 15 minutes or until it reaches a slightly jammy consistency. 

Enjoy with toast, eggs, steak, fish, or anything really!

Should keep for a few days in the fridge, add a touch of olive oil to refresh. 

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