Need some Green Tomato Recipes to use up the inevitable bounty of green fruit in your end-of-summer vegetable garden?
Shrimp and Grits is my favorite way to use up green tomatoes, but since I always seem to have an abundance of green fruit at the end of the summer I wanted to find some other green tomato recipes so that they don’t go to waste. From Green Tomato Salsa Verde to the ubiquitous Fried Green Tomatoes, there is surely a recipe that will pique your interest.
These recipes will accommodate any size of green tomato, from green cherry tomatoes to the larger variety. The key is that you need underripe tomatoes instead of ripe green tomatoes such as Green Zebra Tomatoes, German Green Tomatoes or Green Giant Tomatoes.
Green Tomatoes Recipes
From Shrimp and Grits to Green Tomato Jam, you will find a great variety of green tomatoes recipes to help you use those end of year green fruits.
Shrimp and Grits…one of those iconic southern meals that make can make any Northerner embrace “ya'll”. Creamy, cheesy grits topped with shrimp and a savory 'gravy' with country ham and wine will make this one of your favorite dishes.
If you think tomatoes and jam do not belong in the same sentence, I totally understand. I felt the same way until I tried this recipe for Tomato Jam. If you have ever wondered what to do with those end of season green tomatoes, make this preserve and enjoy it throughout the year.
These spicy Pickled Green Tomatoes are a quick and easy way to use up the last of your garden’s harvest! These green cherry tomatoes are pickled with vinegar, garlic, dill and red pepper for a tasty bite-size refrigerator pickle.
This super simple Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe is easy, no fuss, no muss because its made in Instant Pot! This tastes JUST like Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, their version of Salsa Verde / medium salsa as they call it. This medium-heat copycat recipe is easy, flavorful, and so delicious pair this with some Chips or a condiment to your Burrito bowl. Sure to become everyone’s favorite salsa.
Southern Fried Green Tomatoes is a classic recipe that are tender and juicy on the inside and crispy and delicious on the outside. Add creamy mozzarella cheese and a balsamic drizzle and you will think you’ve died and gone to heaven!
Don’t let a single homegrown tomato go to waste – even the green ones! Green Tomato Pickles with a sweet dill brine are crunchy and slightly tart, like the best pickle you’ve ever had. No pressure canning required – these are refrigerator pickles!
Imagine Southern fried green tomatoes in a bite-size party appetizer. That perfectly describes this easy Fried Green Cherry Tomatoes recipe! Crunchy cornmeal and breadcrumb coating make them perfect to dip in your favorite dipping sauce.
If you’ve never tried Fried Green Tomatoes, you’re in for a real treat! This southern delicacy is not your ordinary fried food — the firm yet tender meat of slightly tart green tomatoes fried golden brown in a crispy cornmeal and panko coating is a flavor experience like no other! Then when you dip them in my Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce, you are instantly transported by this southern recipe.
This easy tomato galette recipe (free-form rustic tart) is made with premade pie crust dough, spreadable garlic and herbs cheese, and sliced fresh tomatoes. Serve this simple tomato and cheese tart for brunch, a light dinner or a Southern appetizer. Yellow cornmeal is pressed into the store-bought crust to give it that homemade, rustic look.
If you have never heard of, much less tried, Green Tomato Pie, it tastes so similar to apple pie that you might not even know the difference! It's a great way to use up all those garden tomatoes so none of them go to waste!
Where can you find Green Tomatoes?
My go-to source for green tomatoes has always been my late summer garden. If you don’t have a garden, I have found them occasionally in my grocery store, but I think you’ll have better luck asking your neighbor or going to your local Farmer’s Market.
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