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Heirloom tomato relish for brats, chops and steaks

Heirloom Tomato Relish

Robust relish made with Summer bounty of heirloom tomatoes and herbs to enhance brats, chops, steaks and tacos.
Course condiment
Keyword heirloom tomatoes, relish, Summer food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 117kcal
Author Dorothy Stainbrook


  • 1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. heirloom tomatoes coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium jalapenos chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup capers drained
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice squeezed juice of 1/2 large lime
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano or thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place 1/2 tsp coarse salt on work surface and garlic cloves on top of salt. Chop cloves into the salt, alternating with mashing the cloves into the salt with the flat part of the knife, until you have a fresh garlic paste more or less. Alternatively use a mortar and pestle to grind salt and garlic together. Transfer garlic paste to medium size bowl.
  • Chop tomatoes, olives and jalapenos and add to the bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and gently toss to blend. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to meld flavors. Serve alongside steak, pork chops, or on brats.  I used this relish as a topping or layer for pulled pork tostadas and it was wonderful.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 989IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg