But I was on a no-bread week when I discovered Hawkshead Relish’s Sundried Tomato & Garlic Chutney and what happened next was embarrassing. By lunchtime I was dipping thin slices of ciabatta from the local bakery into this jar of deliciousness and having trouble stopping.
Bursting with a fruity tomato flavour and the odd whole clove of sweet, soft garlic, serve this with drinks and you’ll have a small crowd gathering next to this “dip” – it’s fabulous with bread and cheese and almost impossible not to dip in and out of this jar packed with Tuscan flavours. It might also work over pasta, probably good as a dressing for a cold picnic-style pasta salad made with something substantial like rigatoni?
Hawkshead Relish do a Michaelmas Chutney, with fruits and spices, as well as an excellent Red Onion Marmalade with Balsamic Vinegar, and more chutney and relish varieties… Pear and Date, Plum with Port, Apricot and Cranberry…and that’s just three of them.
Go on, take a dip (but perhaps buy two as you’ll be hooked!)
Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Chutney - £3.75/180g