Green Tomato Salsa Verde

Green Tomato Salsa Verde is bright, flavorful and made with fresh ingredients!   A blend of lime, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, spices and tangy green tomatoes . . . the perfect end of summer snack!

Green Tomato Salsa Verde Recipe ::: wonkywonderful.com

While flipping through one of my food magazines I came upon a Ball Canning Recipe pull-out.  In it I discovered a new version of Salsa Verde, this one made with green tomatoes.  I’ve always made My Verde Sauce with tomatillos so I was curious to see how a green tomato salsa would taste.

Luckily friends have been giving me tons of green tomatoes this year to play around with.  I was surprised at how similar the flavor of green tomato salsa is compared to regular tomatillo salsa verde.  They are both delicious so I guess it just comes down to personal preference.

The tomatillo salsa usually requires cooking while my version of the green tomato salsa verde is not cooked.  The green tomato salsa verde can easily be made chunky or more restaurant style.

Green Tomato Salsa Verde Recipe ::: wonkywonderful.com

Green Tomato Salsa Verde is also very healthy.  It is made simply with fresh ingredients and a few dried spices.  Which is perfect for my attempt to eat healthier . . . of course the tortilla chips certainly cannot be categorized as healthy.

But, I did come up with a way to enjoy this delicious salsa verde without tortilla chips.  I will be sharing that recipe on this week’s Healthy Happy Wednesday post.  Check out last week’s Healthy Happy Wednesday!

Green Tomato Salsa Verde Recipe ::: wonkywonderful.com

Green Tomato Salsa Verde
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Small Lime - Juiced (1-2 Tb)
  2. 1 Finely Chopped Garlic Clove
  3. Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  4. Pinch Garlic Powder
  5. Pinch Cumin
  6. Pinch Chili Powder
  7. 1 Tb Chopped Fresh Cilantro (omit if you Hate cilantro)
  8. 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onion (about ½ small onion)*
  9. 2 Tb Finely Chopped Jalapeno (about ½ small pepper)
  10. 1½ Cups Chopped Green Tomatoes (about 2 tomatoes)
For Restaurant Style
  1. It is not necessary to chop the ingredients.
  2. Remove the stems and cores of the green tomatoes.
  3. Place all ingredients into a food processor and puree to desired consistency.
For Chunky Style
  1. Remove the stems and cores of the green tomatoes.
  2. Chop all the ingredients and combine.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Notes
  1. *I used red onion, but a white onion is fine too.
  2. Yields approximately 1¾ Cups Salsa.
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Green Tomato Salsa Verde Recipe ::: wonkywonderful.com

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Comments

  1. I love the idea of substituting green tomatoes for tomatillos! Very clever. Also love the more chunky version as compared to the blended one. Cool stuff!

  2. I love green tomatoes and using them in a salsa is such a fabulous idea Nicole!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Tanya! I love green tomatoes too. I’ve been having a lot of fun finding new ways to prepare them instead of my usual fried green tomatoes.

  3. We love homemade salsa! I need to get my hands on some green tomatoes!

  4. My family loves fresh salsa, and we’ve made it with tomatillos or fresh tomatoes – but never green tomatoes.. That’s a wonderful idea. Love your photos here as well – beautiful. Visiting here from Tuesday Talent Show.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Marie! I hope you decide to try salsa with green tomatoes, it’s really tasty!

  5. Holy Cow! Every single one of these look amazing! Tomato Pie…CHECK! Those tacos…CHECK! Going to have to try out for one of my Taco Tuesday Nights :)
    http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

  6. Cindy Richardson says:

    Do you have this same or similar recipe for Canning the salsa?

  7. Charise says:

    Looks good. How well does this freeze? I like to make salsa in bulk & freeze the majority of it so we can have homemade salsa through the winter months.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Charise! I have never frozen this salsa verde, so I can’t say for sure how well it will freeze. I would think that the pureed ‘restaurant’ version will freeze better than the chunky version. I hope it works for ya :)

  8. Jamie P. says:

    This is a stupid question but are green tomatoes just unripened red tomatoes or are they a different variety?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Not a stupid question at all. There are so many varieties of tomatoes. Green Tomatoes are large red tomatoes that have not ripened. They have a tart/tangy flavor. You could also use tomatillos, which is what salsa verde is usually made with.

  9. Chris H says:

    Just used our left over green cherry tomatoes with a few red cherry tomatoes and it was awesome. I’m a big middle Eastern flavour food fan so the cumin and coriander was amazing combined with the heat . I served it with Chicken Chimmichanga a Mexican dish using chipotle chillis in adobo sauce, reduced down then sandwich pressed rather than deep fried in burritos , a homemade yoghurt, coriander , chive dip for a bit of cooling, the chicken was amazing in the sauce it had reduced down to a decadent spicy heaven of a sauce but the green salsa made it too , on the plate , the spice kick, the colours and then the flavour a true wow factor , look forward to reading more of you recipes and ideas

    Chris

    • Nicole Harris says:

      That all sounds delicious, Chris! What a great meal. I’m glad you enjoyed the salsa too :)

  10. Sharon K. Mc Lendon says:

    Salsa Verde is made with Tomatillos not green tomatoes.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Sharon! As I mentioned in my post, I too have always made salsa verde with tomatillos. I was intrigued when I first heard of using green tomatoes. And I was not disappointed by the flavor! But, feel free to use tomatillos instead of green tomatoes. I guess it’s not for everyone :)

  11. james whitney says:

    I love anything done with green tomatoes in it I think I’m going to throw some bacon into this also

    • Nicole Harris says:

      You are speaking my language, James! Bacon makes EVERYTHING better :D

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