Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Green Tomato Salsa

What do you do with the green tomatoes just before the first frost??  Make green tomato salsa or fried green tomatoes.  Both are very yummy!  Every year we have a ton of green tomatoes right before the frost.  So we have made green tomato salsa and it is so yummy!  What a fun salsa and very different than the typical red salsa we are all used too.  My husband asked me what should we do with them and my first thought was fried green tomatoes.  And that is not a healthy option so we made this!  I made a double batch of this because I am feeding a few more people right now.  It is very easy to make.  And we enjoy it with just tortilla chips, in a salad, in burritos or any other Tex-Mex dish.

As you can see it is very green with the green tomatoes, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno.

I used fresh lime in this one which is very good but the bottled lime juice will work also.  Except for the cilantro (because it has already died) and lime everything came from the garden.

I like to chop up the cilantro very fine.  Remove the leaves from the stems because the stems can make it kind of bitter.

Mince up the green tomato, onion, garlic and jalapeno.  And juice the lime and mix it all together.  I used a 'as seen on tv' chopper because it makes all of the vegetables the same size and I like that.  Makes it very pretty too!

Green Tomato Salsa

4 medium green tomatoes, minced
1 small red or white onion, minced
1 small jalapeno, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c cilantro, chopped fine
2 TBS lime juice
1 tsp cumin
salt to taste

1. Mince the green tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and garlic cloves and add to a bowl.
2. Remove the eilantro leaves from the stems and chop the cilantro very fine and add to the bowl.
3. Juice 1/2 of a lime or use bottled lime and add the lime juice, cumin and salt to taste.
4. Mix well and serve with chips or on a salad.
5. Enjoy!

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