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Published on October 21st, 2008 | by The Green Divas


Green Diva’s Guide to Delicious Living: Green Tomato Salsa

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Went to Princeton again this past Sunday to indulge in a wonderful communal meal with the Suppers For . . . people. It was Supers for Sobriety, but the spectrum of people interested in participating goes beyond recovery from alcoholism, so the group is a diverse range of people who need to learn more about how food affects their depression or blood sugar challenges, people who are in OA (Overeaters Anonymous) who are looking for something more. In any case, we are all foodies and just love to cook it, talk about it, learn about it and of course eat it.

Our host, Dor had a cornucopia of mostly locally harvested foods. Walking in the kitchen door, I passed a bucket of green tomatoes on the porch. As cooking assignments were doled out, Kay and I were elected to create a green tomato salsa to go with the black-eyed peas and brown rice, hearty vegetable and chicken soup and turnip slaw.

Here’s what we came up with . . .

NOTE: we have a wonderful time preparing these meals and always say, “we should write this down so we can make sure we can share the recipe.” But, we never do. I remember what we used, but may not have all amounts entirely accurate. Luckily, this is one of those recipes that is so easy to adjust and adapt to personal preferences. Have fun with it!

3 – 4 Green Tomatoes (chopped finely)
2 – 3 Peppers (a variety of colors and ‘heats’ also depends on preference, chopped finely)
1/2 medium Red Onion (chopped finely)
2 – 3 Cloves Garlic (crushed)
1 T. Cilantro (chopped)
1 T. Parsley (chopped)
1 Lime (juice)
1/4 C. Ume Plum Vinegar
Salt & Ground Pepper to taste
Agave or Stevia to taste

If it is possible to mix all the ingredients and let it sit for at least a 1/2 hour before serving, all the wonderful flavors marinate and blend nicely.

This salsa was so delicious. Everyone was slopping spoonfuls in their soups. I enjoyed it with my black-eyed peas and rice. I’ll share those recipes as we transcribe our memories from the other night!

Found a nice article that offes some interesting facts about green tomatoes and a host of recipes – We Love Green Tomatoes.

I went home and picked all the green tomatoes clinging to my dying tomato plants! More green tomato salsa coming up!

eat. blog. be merry!

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6 Responses to Green Diva’s Guide to Delicious Living: Green Tomato Salsa

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  2. Donna Rains says:

    Everything with green tomatos is excellent! One of my FAVS is green tomatos fried with okra!!! Next thing I’m trying will be frying them with yellow squash! Gotta go. I’m hungry.

  3. John E says:

    Used this as a “base” recipe – turned out great! I didn’t have a red onion, so used a spanish onion and some scallions that were in the fridge. Also, used plain red wine vinegar. It was delicious, and then I had the brainstorm to add a half-a-can of corn, and it got even better!

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  5. Martha says:

    Can you use green cherry tomatoes? I have tons of them and am looking for a good recipe.

  6. Missy says:

    My sister and I just made this—-fabulous!! I will do this again next year with my end of season green tomatos

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