Syn Free Relish

Things have been a bit quiet around here this week haven’t they?! I mentioned in my last post that I’m starting again with Slimming World and delighted to say that although I’m only on day 5, it’s been going quite well. More fruit and less junk and I’m feeling great.

I got up early on Monday morning, full of enthusiasm. While the kids were getting ready for school and the toddler was having his morning cup of warm milk, I started to cook up a batch of syn free relish. It’s a slimming world recipe, super easy to make and best of all, contains no “syns” so you can eat as much or as little as you like. Within reason I’d suggest 😉

While the kids ate their breakfasts, I let it simmer on the stove until it thickened. Then removed it from the heat altoghther. When the toddler and I returned from the school run, I transferred it into a dish ready for the fridge.

It’s a lovely slightly tangy/spicy sauce, lovely for jazzing up a fried breakfast. I used it on homemade burgers this week instead of ketchup (which is not syn free!) and it was gorgeous.

I split the sauce into two dishes and gave one to my mum to try. I’ve been using it most days and still have a little bit left and it’s still fresh enough to use. I’m guessing it would last a couple of weeks in the fridge.



1 onion (finely chopped)

1tsp mild chilli powder

225g passata

3tbsp sweetener

4tbsp balsamic vinegar

1tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2tsp mustard powder

salt & pepper


Spray a small saucepan with low calorie cooking spray (I use Frylight)

Cook the onion and chilli powder over a high heat for 5 mins until soft.

Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes (until thickened)

Remove from the heat.

Serve hot or cold.


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