A low carb chia seed jam recipe with tomatoes and chili makes a great spicy low carb relish. Slather this spicy chia jam over a cucumber canape or keto crackers.
This savoury chia seed jam is a great alternative to sweet chia jam recipes. It's the perfect relish for a vegetarian burger. The addition of chili to this tomato jam makes gives a lift of flavour. It's not too hot but gives the right about of tingle on your palate.
I love to serve this chia relish with a cheese board and low carb crackers. It's a must addition to any gathering. Any cheese board at my house will always feature this tomato jam. It might get lost in the range of cheeses and side dishes, but I know it's there to enjoy!
Protein in Chia Seeds
A one ounce (28g) serving of chia seeds yields 4g net protein. The are a great source of protein for keto vegetarians and vegans.
How to make a savoury chia seed jam
This savoury chili tomato chia seed jam recipe is so easy to make and just has a few ingredients:
- Chia seeds - great seeds to thicken the jam and make this a savoury relish.
- Tomatoes - ensure they are ripe. The better your ingredients, the better the flavour.
- Onion - a small white onion, chopped helps for the texture and flavour of the relish. Red onion would be a great substitute.
- Garlic - I have put one clove but add more if you love your garlic.
- Apple Cider Vinegar - This gives the relish a great sharp taste without being overpowering
- Dried Chilli Flakes - If you love your heat, up the quantity.
- Erythitol - Other low carb sweeteners will work just as well
- Salt & pepper - which recipe does not include this combo?!
The best thing about a chia jam is how easy it is to make. All ingredients but the chia seeds are heated in a saucepan. The chia seeds are used as a thickener.
Store this savoury chia jam in the refrigerator in a sealed container. It should last about a week.
Feel free to add other flavouring to this great savoury chia jam. Perhaps a dash of cumin or lemon juice.
Other Chia Recipes
Savoury Chia Jam
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- 5 medium tomatoes finely chopped
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic peeled & chopped
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chili flakes or chili powder
- 1 teaspoon erythritol
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Place all the ingredients (apart from the chia seeds) in a saucepan.
- Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the chia seeds.
- Set aside and allow to cool and thicken.
- Slather over everything!
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