If you think you can’t make delicious food with green tomatoes, you are mistaken! With the right recipe, you can create a delicious meal, relish, or side dish for your family using unripe green tomatoes.
Below, we share 12 green tomato recipe ideas, so you never have to wonder what to do with green tomatoes again.
It’s a late summer treat, green tomato fritters is a tweaked recipe from the original. Cutting out cinnamon and sugar. With just 15 minutes of prep, this recipe will be ready before you know it, plus if you grow tomatoes this will be a gift from the garden.
The perfect summer appetizer, this Southern Fried Green Tomatoes recipe is ready in just about 20 minutes. It’s a southern recipe that leaves you with crispy fried green tomatoes every time. If you’re lucky enough to have any leftovers then you can store them for up to two days.
A classic recipe that can be used all summer long! Pickled Green Tomato Relish is an easy recipe that is made from those freshly bought or homegrown, green tomatoes. You can easily make 8 small jars from this recipe to store for a later date or to give to your friends and family.
Is there anything better than fried green tomatoes? How about Fried green tomatoes on a sandwich? It takes your classic BLT sandwich and kicks it up a notch, but the key here is to make the 5-minute tangy remoulade to go with it! Your mouth will be bursting with flavor!
Green tomatoes have a bright acidity and crisp texture and can make excellent pickles too! You can pair them perfectly with chili and garlic or toss them in a jar with some seasoning and salt water to let them ferment – it’s easier than you think!
Loaded with both antioxidants and vitamins, green tomato chutney is made using green tomatoes that aren’t quite ripe! A healthy and ideal choice for your soups, stews, or in this case chutney. With a tangy, spicy and nutty taste, this chutney is a must-try tonight!
With the combination of serrano peppers and nutmeg, this Green Tomato Chow Chow provides a taste experience like no other. The great thing about this recipe is that you can tweak it a bit to your taste. Pair it on top of roasted chicken to complete the meal.
If you have never heard of Green Tomato Pie, you need to introduce yourself to it! It tastes just like apple pie – so much so you may not even know the difference! To top it all off, this recipe is a great way to use up all those garden tomatoes so none of them go to waste!
It’s a salsa like no other, this green tomato salsa verde is seasoned with some fresh ingredients: onion, cilantro, and lime juice. You can easily whip up this green tomato salsa in a few short minutes. Plus the green tomatoes here add a little sweetness to the salsa.
If you love Green tomatoes and pickles then you will appreciate how this recipe brings them both together. It’s a simple recipe that will surely test your patience as you have to wait for them to brine for a few days! Don’t worry though, you’ll be able to enjoy them fresh out of the jar or fry them up before you know it.
This perfectly crispy baked green tomato is a spicy, tangy blend of grated parmesan and toasted panko crumbs. Yum! Find some firm green tomatoes, bread them and bake! They crisp up quite nicely and if you use a BBQ ranch or bloomin’ onion dip, you will be in heaven!
Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes are the most delicious way to use some of those green tomatoes. Traditionally you would fry these, but you can and will achieve a crisp and scrumptious result in a hot oven or air fryer. Plus, taking out the oil eliminates any mess!
Easy Green Tomato Salsa Verde
- Food Processor
- Mixing Bowl
- 1 pound green tomatoes
- 1/3 cup chopped white onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and roughly chopped
- 3 large clove garlic roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro about a handful
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Clean green tomatoes, and remove the area around the stem.
- Cut them into quarters. Then place the pieces onto a baking sheet.
- Turn on the broiler and broil the tomatoes for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Add the broiled green tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor.
- Pulse in 2-second intervals until all ingredients are finely chopped. Drain the liquid.
- Taste and add more salt or other ingredients if necessary.
- Place it in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
- Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
Make sure not to puree the salsa.
You can store your green tomato salsa in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
You can leave the seeds of jalapeño if you prefer a spicier salsa.