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Simple Beetroot and Ginger Chutney

beetroot and ginger chutney

Beetroot and ginger chutney with granny smith apples with a hint of spice is exactly what your grilled meats, sandwiches, and charcuterie boards need this summer! Don’t be surprised if you love it so much it even replaces the cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving!

What is chutney?

Chutney originated in India and consists of fruits, vegetables, or herbs cooked with spices, sugar, and vinegar! You won’t want to miss my bacon bourbon chutney–click here for the recipe!

The Ingredients:

  • Cooked beets (roast, boil, or buy pre-cooked)
  • Granny smith apples (for the tart and sweetness flavor)
  • Red onion
  • Serrano pepper (a little heat for complexity)
  • Maple syrup (a healthier alternative to sugar)
  • Mustard seeds (sharp, spicy, zesty flavor)
  • Cumin seeds (sweet and tangy)
  • Ginger–for that zang
  • Apple cider vinegar or my new favorite discovery Bold Palate Apple Spice Vinaigrette (click here to purchase)—organic flavorful dressing! No affiliation–just a quality product!

Substitution Recommendations:

  • Serrano pepper for cayenne pepper or jalapeno or even chili powder (just add in a little at a time).
  • For the maple syrup can use honey or sugar of choice.
  • For mustard seeds can skip or use coriander seeds.
  • Can use powdered cumin if don’t have seeds
  • Can use powdered ginger instead of fresh

Warning: I have not tried these substitutions so if you do please let me know in the comments how it turned out!

How to use the beetroot and ginger chutney?

Simply add it as a compliment to any cheese board especially with brie cheese. Can make a crostini by toasting the bread, add a small slice of brie, and top with the beetroot and ginger chutney!

Add it to any grilled fish, chicken, or stuff it in a pork loin, or pork steaks! Serve with a side of curried cous cous or rice!

spicy beetroot chutney

Put it in a sandwich with turkey, ham, cheese, or even a curried chicken sandwich!

Please let me know how you used your chutney!!! I love hearing from you and if you make this, please tag me on social media @mysavoryadventures!

beetroot and ginger chutney

Beetroot and Ginger Chutney

Becky Shergill
Beets cooked with apples, ginger, and a hint of spice! It's the perfect condiment to your grilled veggies and meats!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course condiment
Cuisine Indian


  • 3 cooked beets
  • 2 granny smith apple, peeled, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar or bold palate's apple spice vinaigrette (see note if using)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup maple syrup (depending how sweet you like it) or honey or sugar of preference
  • 1 serrano pepper, minced or 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds or 1/2 tsp ground cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp ginger, peeled, grated or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and add a tbsp of the vinegar then add the onions and cook 3-4 minutes. Add the serrano pepper and cook for a minute. Then add all other ingredients and cook covered on medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Cook uncovered for 20 minutes until liquid evaporates. If it gets too dry can add a little water and cook until desired consistency.


  • If using bold palate’s dressing vs. apple cider vinegar then add a little water to saute the onions with. Will need to add 1/2 cup of water total for liquid. 
  • Add to any grilled fish, chicken, pork, or stuff it in a pork loin. 
  • Serve as a condiment on a cheeseboard (goes really well with brie).
  • Serve it in a sandwich! 
Keyword chutney, vegan, vegetarian

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