New Zealand Community Education Centres

Preserving Tomatoes and Beetroot

Learn how to process and preserve tomatoes into a delicious sauce and a relish as well as making pickled beetroot. Enjoy the difference that homemade makes to these classic condiments and take home small batches of each.


Join our qualified chef and be shown how to process tomatoes and beetroot into delicious preserves that will last for months. You’ll work in pairs to follow simple but effective recipes and will make enough so that both of you will have a decent quantity of each item to take home.

 You’ll learn how to sterilise jars and lids, process tomatoes and beetroot correctly as well as some expert shortcuts to make it all easier. Please note we will be using recycled bottles and jars in this course, to keep costs down. All preserves made are incidentally vegan and can be made gluten free.

 Course finish time is approximate only and the workshop may finish earlier depending on class progress.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Make preserved tomato products
  • Prepare jars and their lids to be sterile and suitable for preserving
  • Recognise the need to salt produce in advance of preserving for relish
  • Follow recipes and recognise what alterations can be made easily

All ingredients included as part of course fee, but bring a pen, an apron, tea towels and a dish cloth.

 Note: Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".