With summer on the way, I have been busy developing lots of recipes and wanted to highlight Green Tomatoes. Living here in the south Green Tomatoes or Fried Green Tomatoes as they are known are featured on countless menus but there are so many other ways to use them! First check out some interesting information about all the amazing health benefits http://eatyourselfwell.com/the-surprising-health-benefits-of-green-tomatoes/.
Green Tomatoes aren’t a specific variety – any tomato that hasn’t ripened can be a Green Tomato. (However, don’t confuse them with the varieties that stay green when ripe, like Green Zebras.) Here are some tips for selecting Green Tomatoes http://cubitsorganics.com/2013/08/how-to-tell-when-your-green-tomatoes-are-ripe-and-ready-to-eat/.
So, if you are looking for new ideas this summer take your favorite Red Tomato Recipe and substitute it for Green…
Green Tomato Caprese
Scalloped Green Tomatoes
Green Salsa with Tortilla Chips (See below recipe) *Great topping for a Cali Mex Burger
- 2 green tomatoes quartered
- 1 small onion quartered
- 2 jalapenos seeded and quartered
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 haas avocado
- ½ cup cilantro tops
- 1-2 limes juiced
- salt to taste
Place Green Tomatoes in food processor and pulse until chunky, add cilantro, onion, garlic, jalapenos, avocado and lime juice and pulse until combined and chunky unless you like a smoother Salsa then puree. Taste to adjust seasoning.