Seven Things to Do With Green Tomatoes

As the days shorten, those last tomatoes on the vine may stubbornly stay green. But that doesn't mean they're not good eating. Here's seven ways to preserve those green tomatoes.

Pickled Green Tomatoes
Pickled Green Tomatoes
Keep 'em crisp and make 'em zingy and tangy. Pickled green tomatoes make the most of the unripe fruit. (Image via Gardenofeating.)
Green Tomato Chutney
Green Tomato Chutney
Chunky, spicy, sweet-tart chutney elevates your greenies to new dimensions. Great with meats, or alongside spicy foods. (Image via MarriedWithDinner.)

Green Tomato Pickle, South Indian Style
Green Tomato Pickle, South Indian Style
This is a traditional South Indian pickle, to be served with yogurt rice. The pickle is very salty, tangy, spicy, rounded out by the umami of the tomato. (Image via Southern Fried Curry.)
Green Tomato Chow Chow
This classic Southern relish's sweet and tangy taste goes well with anything from cookout and barbecue fare to beans, greens, cornbread and sandwiches. (Image via Headspace Canning.)
Red and Green Tomato Pizza Sauce
Red and Green Tomato Pizza Sauce
A pizza sauce that uses up those remaining pesky green tomatoes and can be frozen in cubes for easy use. (Image via Culinaria Eugenius.)
Green Tomato Lemon Marmalade
Green Tomato Lemon Marmalade
End of season can mean a lot of green tomatoes left on the vine. Don't waste them. Instead make something yummy and interesting like marmalade. (Image via Rachel at Dog Island Farm.)
Green Tomato and Chili Jelly
Green Tomato and Chili Jelly
If you know and like pepper jellies, you will probably enjoy this Green Tomato and Chili Jelly. In spite of being hot, is has a very subtle, slightly refreshing taste and is perfect paired with delicately seasoned dishes. (Image via Sissi.)

Salsa!

I like my green tomato salsa almost as much as the red tomato version...... It is right up there with tomatillo salsa for me!

Can be used in salads

Green tomatoes can also be used in salads. I first read about this in one of Vincent Schiavelli's cookbooks. In Sicily the growing season is short, so they save the ripe red tomatoes for sauce and eat the green ones in salads. You can google "green tomato salad" and find a number of them from different cultures. Different flavor profile but nutritionally almost identical to ripe tomatoes.

Good tip!

Good tip!

I was LITERALLY just

I was LITERALLY just wondering what I could do with all of my unripe Heirlooms!! Thanks so much for the list. This is awesome!

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I am literally thrilled to be of service!

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