Our Favorite Green Tomato Recipes

Enjoy the tanginess that green tomatoes can add to a variety of recipes including the classic fried green tomatoes, but also salsa, chili, and even cupcakes. 

  • Unfried Green Tomatoes with Fresh Tomato Gravy
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Mary Catherine Muir

    Unfried Green Tomatoes with Fresh Tomato Gravy

    This lightened version of fried green tomatoes is just as tangy as crispy as the deep-fried version but has less than 5 grams of fat per serving. The tasty tomato gravy that’s spooned over the top of the tomatoes moves this side dish recipe to center stage.
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    This classic Southern side dish is perfect on its own but you can use the fried tomatoes in sandwich and main dish recipes as well.
  • Fried Green Tomato Po'boys
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Fried Green Tomato Po'boys

    Pile fried green tomatoes, lettuce, bacon and avocado on French bread baguettes and top with rémoulade sauce for a new take on a classic seafood sandwich.
  • Green Tomato Chile Verde
    Photo: Hector Sanchez

    Green Tomato Chile Verde

    Add extra level of flavor to this hearty pork stew by stirring in a salsa made with green tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and lime juice.
  • Green Tomato Bloody Mary
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks

    Green Tomato Bloody Mary

    Go green the next time you make a Bloody Mary and use pureed green tomatoes, tomatillos, green onion, lime juice, fresh herbs and green hot sauce.
  • Fried Green Tomato Sliders
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

    Fried Green Tomato Sliders

    Start with fried green tomatoes from your favorite “meat-and-three” diner for these tasty little sandwiches. Serve the tomatoes on slider buns and top with an Asian-flavored slaw mixture and bacon.
  • Green Tomato Salsa
    Photo: Hector Sanchez

    Green Tomato Salsa

    Serve this versatile salsa with chips as an easy appetizer or use it as a topping for chili or tacos.
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Green Tomato-Pineapple Salsa
    Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Green Tomato-Pineapple Salsa

    A basic grilled pork tenderloin becomes “company worthy” when paired with a tangy-sweet salsa of green tomatoes and fresh pineapple.
  • Green Tomato and Fig Cupcakes
    Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

    Green Tomato and Fig Cupcakes

    Tangy green tomatoes and sweet figs create an amazing flavor combination for these ultramoist cupcakes.
  • <p>Pickled "Fried" Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Herb Dipping Sauce</p>

    Pickled "Fried" Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Herb Dipping Sauce

    These lightened-up "fried" green tomatoes taste just as delicious as the deep-fried version. The pickling process adds flavor while minimizing sodium content, so you can eat this Southern favorite without feeling guilty.
  • Molasses-Balsamic Pork Kabobs With Green Tomatoes and Plums
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Molasses-Balsamic Pork Kabobs with Green Tomatoes and Plums

    The combination of savory and sweet flavors shines in this grilled pork kabob recipe featuring pork tenderloin, plums and green tomatoes basted in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and molasses.
  • Green-Tomato-and-Raspberry Cobbler
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir

    Green-Tomato-and-Raspberry Cobbler

    Green tomatoes make a surprise appearance in this juicy raspberry cobbler. The tanginess of the tomatoes and the sweet fruit create a winning cobbler combination.
  • <p>Smoky Black-Eyed Peas with Fried Green Tomatoes</p>

    Smoky Black-Eyed Peas with Fried Green Tomatoes

    Cooked in an aromatic broth with ham hocks and beer (sub chicken broth, if desired), these Mexican-inspired peas are as delicious on their own as they are with fried tomatoes or grilled steak.
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