Banana Peel Chutney

Updated: Apr 7, 2020

How do you like your bananas? And the peel? I love the fact that everyone can make a difference with how they recycle and what they recycle. Whilst I admit this may not be to everyone's taste, I do urge you to try it. Think of the extra cred it will give you as you casually remark about how frugal and inventive you have been recycling your food waste?

Banana peels have a history in South America as they are cheap and nutritious and this chutney is both rich and spicy taking inspiration from their tradition. The chutney matures even over a few days and it is really a pleasure to eat and to accompany vegetables, meats, cheeses and fish.  The chutney is sweet as well as spicy.  There is honey, cinnamon, coriander and raisins in the mixture and the banana peel provides body and a subtle note of sweetness. You simply must give it a go as it will change the way you cook and make you think about what else you can use out of your food recycling bin to make good food for you and your family.

Ingredients 3 brown banana skins with front and ends trimmed

1 red chilli finely sliced

1.5 tsp cloves