So Many Green Tomatoes!

It’s nearly January and we still have fresh green tomatoes from the garden! Some of them will turn red if left on the counter, but some won’t, so I’m looking for more green tomato recipes.

I’ve done fried green tomatoes and green tomato chutney….

…and I found several more recipes to try on recipe blog called A Couple Cooks. The first recipe is for pickled green tomatoes.

You make a brine out of vinegar, water, salt, a bit of sugar, dill, peppercorns, and turmeric (that gives it that cloudy yellow color). Bring to a boil…

…and pour over cut cup green tomatoes that you stuffed in a jar. Leave them in the jar for a day or two and voila!

I actually haven’t worked up the courage to try these yet, so TBD whether they’re any good, but it’s a super quick and easy recipe, and – if I like it- would be a unique way to can tomatoes at the end of the season and save them for the springtime when there will definitely be no fresh green tomatoes.

The next recipe is for green tomato salsa. This was also super easy. Just put the green tomatoes along with some onion, garlic, and jalapeƱo, and salt (and cilantro and lime juice, which I didn’t have, but I used a little lemon juice) in a food processor and whiz until it’s a consistency you like.

So easy! And tasty! I put this on little tacos with black beans, fresh red tomatoes (yes more tomatoes from the garden!), and some sour cream. I had this shortly before Christmas and it was very festive.

One more recipe that intrigues me is for Green Tomato Pie. I can’t decide if this will be good or disgusting. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I don’t have quite enough green tomatoes anymore to make this, but I’ll save the recipe for next year.

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