Walnut Ketchup

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2 pints

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Keith Floyd

Published 1988

  • About

If you are lucky enough to have a walnut tree in your garden, it is well worth making this ketchup. You need to pick the nuts when they are young and green.


  • 25 young green walnuts, shelled
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed</


Bruise and crush the nuts in a non-metallic bowl. Add the onions, garlic, salt and vinegar. Turn the nuts to make sure that they are completely covered. Cover and leave for 2 weeks for all the flavours to be absorbed, stirring occasionally.

On the day of bottling prepare your ketchup bottles. Second-hand ones with screw caps are suitable provided you wash them and their caps thoroughly,