Do you like fried green tomatoes?
I had never tried fried green tomatoes until a few years ago. I watched the movie as a kid and never realized they were a real thing.
Then, one day, I was out to lunch with my husband at this little country café and there they were on the menu. Well, my husband was in utter shock that I was from the south and had never had fried green tomatoes. So naturally we ordered them, and I’ve been in love ever since.
But did you know that you can do a lot more with green tomatoes than just fry them?
Well, if not, you are getting ready to be amazed because I’m going to share with you all kinds of ideas on how to use your green tomatoes this year.
Here is a collection of 57 green tomato recipes that you should try:
1. Green Tomato Pickles
If you like pickles, then you will probably want to try these green tomato pickles. The recipe looks pretty similar to that of a bread and butter pickle.
So if you like a little sweet and spicier pickle, then you’ll probably like these too. The next time you have green tomatoes just throw them in a jar with a few other ingredients, and they’ll be transformed into something different and delicious in no time.
2. Vegan Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
Are you vegan? If so, then you’ll love this sandwich. Even if you aren’t vegan, this sandwich looks pretty healthy so you might want to keep it on your radar.
Basically, it is a po’boy sandwich with fried green tomatoes on. They use other spices and vegetables to liven it up a bit as well.
3. Cucumber and Tomato Gazpacho
This is a super light recipe that would be great any time of year. Not to mention, it is also really quick to make.
According to the recipe, you should be able to have this dish on the table in a little over 20 minutes. So if you are looking for healthy and fast, then you’ll want to check this recipe out.
4. Lacto Fermented Green Tomatoes
If you’ve been on the internet much, then I’m sure you’ve heard about how good fermented food are for you.
Well, if you are all about that, then you’ll love this recipe for fermented green tomatoes. It allows you to use your harvest in a healthy fashion.
5. Bacon Lettuce Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
I’m a huge fan of bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches. So as soon as I saw this sandwich, my mouth instantly began watering.
If you love BLT’s too, then you’ll want to try this twist on the classic. It looks delicious and seems pretty simple to make as well.
6. Fried Green Tomato and Shrimp Po’ Boy
If you haven’t guessed already, I’m a huge sandwich person, and I love Po’ boys. I think they are some of the most delicious sandwiches.
So when I saw this recipe for a fried green tomato and shrimp Po’ boy I was ecstatic. If you love Po’ boys too, then you’ll want to try this one.
7. Green Tomato Bars
Before you begin to think I’m nuts, this recipe is one of many sweet green tomato recipes that I’m going to share with you within this post. They may not be the most traditional way to use green tomatoes, but they sure do look delicious.
So if you are looking for a different way to utilize your green tomato harvest, then you’ll want to check out this recipe.
8. Green Tomato Enchilada Sauce
Do you like enchiladas? Boy, I do! I am a huge fan of Mexican cuisine in general. Which is why this recipe sparked my interest.
So if you would like to make your own homemade enchilada sauce from your green tomato harvest, then you’ll want to check out this recipe.
9. Green Tomato Cake
At first glance, this cake reminded me of carrot cake. That peeked my interest because I love carrot cake.
So if you love a delicious cake with gooey icing on top (and it makes you feel better because it includes vegetables) then you’ll want to give this recipe a try.
10. Green Tomato Bread
This green tomato bread is another non-traditional way to use green tomatoes. It may not be deep fried, but don’t let that deter you.
If you love yummy dessert breads like banana bread, then you’ve got to take this one into consideration. The ingredients are simple and it looks easy to make as well.
11. Fried Green Tomato Po’ Boys
I’ve already said what a fan of Po’boy sandwiches I am. Which is why I had to give you the site where you can find 9 different recipes for fried green tomato Po’boy sandwiches.
Seriously, 9 different ways to enjoy fried green tomatoes in a delicious Po’boy sandwich type of way. So when you are ready to begin drooling jump on over there and decide which one you’ll be having for lunch tomorrow.
12. Green Tomato Marmalade
Every time I hear the word marmalade I think of Paddington Bear. I think he enjoyed orange marmalade, but after viewing this recipe, I’m sure he’d approve of this recipe too.
So if you are looking for a unique marmalade to enjoy for yourself, or perhaps to gift to friends, then you’ll want to take this recipe into consideration.
13. Green Tomato Pasta Salad
When summer time rolls around one of my favorite parts of it are all of the fresh ingredients. One of my favorite things to do with those fresh ingredients is to make pasta salad.
So you can see why I’m so excited to share with you this recipe for pasta salad. But instead of the pasta salad being made with regular red tomatoes, they twist it up by throwing green tomatoes in the mix.
14. Fried Green Tomatoes and Bacon Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese are a big thing in my house. I have three boys and two of them are extremely picky eaters.
So needless to say, I have to find ways to ‘adult’ my grilled cheese because bread and cheese gets kind of boring after a while. Then I stumbled upon this recipe and got so excited for the next time my kids ask for grilled cheeses.
15. Green Tomato Brownie Cake
This brownie cake looks so good, and I owe whom ever created it a huge, “Thank you!” Why? Because now I can act like I’m being healthy when I’m indulging brownies.
Plus, who couldn’t love a recipe that calls for chocolate, raisins, and walnuts. The recipe looks super simple to make as well.
16. Green Tomato Chutney
Up until I started canning 6 years ago, I had never heard of a chutney. When I came across it in my canning book I thought, “What in the world is this?”
Now, I’ve discovered chutney and think it is amazing. Which is why this green tomato chutney is one you should definitely try.
17. Green Tomato Soup with Country Ham
I love eating foods that look weird and taste yummy. That probably explains why I’m so fascinated with green tomatoes.
So if you love tomato soup and love country ham, then you’ll want to try this recipe for yourself. But if you also like the ‘weird’ effect too, then you’ll want to try it just so you can eat green soup.
18. Spicy Green Tomato and Apple Chutney
This chutney sounds amazing. It contains ingredients like green tomatoes (obviously), apples, raisins, nuts, brown sugar, and vinegar.
Doesn’t that sound like a tango in your mouth? If you think so, then you might want to make that dance happen soon.
19. Green Tomato Bread
You may have never heard of green tomato bread, but let me warn you it looks delicious. They show it here with powdered sugar which is super exciting to me.
So if you are looking for a different type of quick bread (or dessert bread), then you’ll definitely want to check out this recipe.
20. Green Tomato Jam
It is not uncommon to use vegetables in jellies and jams. One of my favorite jellies is green pepper jelly. It tastes so good with crackers and soft cheese.
Well, green tomato jam is one I’m going to try substituting my usual pepper jelly for in that exact same fashion.
21. Fried Green Tomato Pie
If you’ve thought you’ve tried fried green tomatoes in every form, after seeing this recipe, I’m guessing you probably haven’t.
Now, I’ve tried tomato pie before (and truthfully wasn’t a fan) but after seeing this recipe, I think I may become a huge fan of fried green tomato pie.
22. Green Tomato Chili
I love chili on a cold day, and I also love to vary my chili recipes because after a while certain things get mundane.
If you are in the same boat, then you’ll want to change out your chili recipe and give this one a try. It is definitely different and look delicious.
23. Roasted Green Tomato Basil Soup in Sourdough Bowl
I love eating soup in a bread bowl. There is something warm and comforting about it. Plus, it makes the bread the right amount of soggy from where it has absorbed the flavor of the soup.
Which is why I think a lot of people will enjoy this soup. Not only is it in a bread bowl, but it also includes fresh ingredients like green tomatoes and basil.
24. Fried Green Tomatoes with Dipping Sauce
Fried green tomatoes are so crispy, crunchy, and good all the way around. This recipe seems to fit all of those qualities quite well.
But it takes it up a notch or three because it provides a recipe for a delicious dipping sauce to go along with it.
25. Green Tomato Pineapple Jam
This jam recipe seems like a complex flavor pallet, but I like things like that. The sweetness of the pineapple should really compliment that tartness of the green tomato.
So if you like complex flavors too, then you’ll be interested in this jam. After all, who doesn’t love taking a bite of food and it going, “Pow! Boom! Wow!” right inside your mouth?
26. No Sugar Green Tomato Relish
This recipe is right up my alley. I’ve recently discovered what a relish fan I am. I love the stuff! It goes well on almost any dish.
Plus, I love the fact that this dish has no added sugar. I gave up sugar almost a year ago and have no intentions of going back to it now.
27. Green Tomato and Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce
So it’s no secret that I love Mexican cuisine. I love enchiladas, and I love practically any sauce that I’ve come across in my culinary journey of Mexican cuisine.
But I think what I love the most is that Mexican food is delicious, but not complicated. So I feel certain that even though this sauce appears very easy to make, it is also jam packed with flavor.
28. Raspberry Green Tomato Jam
Don’t let the flavor combination here throw you through a loop. It is apparently a great way to use up all of your green tomatoes.
However, it also packs quite a flavorful punch. Plus, it appears super simple to make as well. What more could you want?
29. Pickled Green Tomato Salad
If you are familiar with the process of making pickles, then you are already half way through this recipe. It appears very easy to make.
But I love how it adds some heat in the recipe with the ingredients of jalapenos and other spices. It looks like a party in your mouth.
30. Oven Fried Green Tomatoes Caprese Stacks
These caprese stacks look unusual and delicious too. Basically, they make oven fried green tomatoes. Then she makes a delicious balsamic glaze to accompany the dish.
Finally, she stacks the fried green tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves. Then tops it all with a balsamic glaze. Sounds good to me!
31. Green Tomato Jalapeno Salsa
My husband and I are salsa people. Our favorite snack is tortillas chips (the homemade kind) and yummy homemade salsa.
So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that we can a lot of our salsa every year. Now, it appears we have a new recipe to try that looks delicious and has a little spice too!
32. Green Tomato Cake with Brown Butter Icing
Before you begin to look at me too funny, keep in mind that genius people have come up with some really different, interesting, and tasty ways to utilize their green tomatoes.
So we are clear, this is one of those times. This cake looks delicious and with that glaze, well, it has me drooling.
33. Pickled Green Cherry Tomatoes
We grow cherry tomatoes every year. The first year it was intentional. The second year (and every year thereafter) we’ve had volunteers pop up and do quite well.
So I’m always glad to find a recipe that allows for me to utilize these tomatoes because I end up with a ton each year!
34. Green Tomato Soup
This is another delicious recipe for green tomato soup. I’m a huge fan of soup recipes, especially the frugal kind.
So this soup uses a lot of basic ingredients and doesn’t appear to be very expensive to make. Which is why I think it is a good go-to recipe.
35. Italian Farmhouse Pickled Green Tomatoes
I love this recipe. It not only sounds good, but it also appears to be very simple to make as well. I love how it requires only a minimal amount of ingredients.
So if you are looking for a frugal way to preserve your green tomatoes, then you might want to glance at this recipe.
36. Green Tomato Pie
This recipe reminds me a lot of an apple pie. The only difference is they substituted the apples for green tomatoes.
So since one of my favorite desserts to make is homemade pie, this recipe naturally excites me and is one I can’t wait to try.
37. Fried Green Tomato Sliders
Who knew that there were so many different ways to use green tomatoes? But now that I know, I have to admit, I’m hooked!
I love sliders. I think they are neat little sandwiches that are good for quick dinners and snacks too. So since I love fried green tomatoes and sliders, this is the ultimate combination in my opinion.
38. Green Tomato Hot Dog Relish
Would you believe I’m not a fan of hot dogs? I know, it’s crazy! But I’m really not.
However, I love hot dogs if I can cover them up with quality ingredients like this relish. So naturally, I’m a huge relish fan. If you love relish, then this recipe might be of some interest to you as well.
39. Green Tomato Jam
This jam recipe is a little different from some others mentioned. It has vanilla and ginger in it as well. Which should make for an interesting flavor combination.
So if you’d like a sweeter green tomato jam, then you might want to check out this recipe. Who knows? It could become your new favorite.
40. Chow Chow
Until I moved to my husband’s part of the country I had never heard of chow chow. Now, I’m a huge fan. Which makes him happy because he loves it too.
So chow chow is good for more than just slapping on a hot dog. It is also great with a fresh pot of pintos and a slice of cornbread too.
41. Green Tomato Ketchup
I love the idea of common household items served up with a twist. This is why I love the idea of green tomato ketchup.
Plus, I love the idea that she shows you how to make and can it yourself. That way you can have green tomato ketchup all year long, if you wish.
42. Roasted Green Tomato Salsa
I love green salsa. I actually use to not love it at all. Then I got pregnant with my youngest child and it became all I craved.
Now, I’m hooked for life! So when I hear the words roasted and green tomato salsa in the same description, I immediately become very excited!
43. Panko Fried Green Tomatoes
I know I’ve listed fried green tomatoes in this article A LOT. The reason is that is one of the most common things to do with green tomatoes.
However, this recipe has a little twist to it. It is breaded in panko bread crumbs which gives this dish a different texture that I think would be delicious.
44. Freezing Green Tomatoes
Let’s say you have an abundance of green tomatoes. You’ve canned a lot and made a ton of different recipes with them as well.
But now, the season is coming to a close, and you are done! I get it. I’ve been there. Thanks to this tutorial you can freeze the rest of them and make fried green tomatoes as you wish throughout the year.
45. Grandma’s Fried Green Tomatoes
This recipe is from the early 1900’s. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed yet, but usually the way grandma made things is the best.
So when I saw how old this recipe was I knew it was worth passing along to our readers. Give it a whirl and see if this recipe has stood the test of time.
46. Green Tomato Bread
Do you like quick breads? Do you like sweeter quick breads? I know I do. I love them because they are fresh and inexpensive to make.
Truthfully, I use them as dessert around my house a lot. Plus, I don’t feel bad feeding quick breads to my family because they are a little healthier. So try this version of a sweet quick bread that just happens to contain green tomatoes.
47. Green Tomato Pasta
This recipe appears to be a solid tomato sauce recipe. It uses a basic tomato sauce recipe but adds the twist of the green tomatoes.
So if you are looking for a little different version of tomato sauce for your spaghetti night, then you might want to consider this recipe.
48. Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Oh boy! These grilled cheeses look so delicious. This is another option for an ‘adult’ grilled cheese.
So if you are like me, and like to spice up your grilled cheese a little, then you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a glance.
49. Scalloped Green Tomatoes
Growing up we had scalloped potatoes a lot. They were so delicious and strike fond memories in my head.
So when I saw this recipe for scalloped green tomatoes I was instantly drawn to it. If you are a fan of scalloped vegetables then you might want to try this recipe.
50. Green Tomato Salsa
As previously mentioned, I love green tomato salsa. I also love how easy it is to make fresh. I think most would agree, fresh anything is better.
So if you are up for making and canning your own fresh green salsa, then you might want to give this recipe a chance.
51. Pickled Green Tomatoes
I think pickling green tomatoes is such a trend because it is so easy to do, and it preserves the tomatoes without them going to waste.
So if you are looking for a delicious (while easy) way to preserve your green tomatoes, then you might want to consider this recipe.
52. Fried Green Tomatoes with Avocado and Poached Eggs
Well, we’ve seen green tomatoes used for snacks, desserts, and dinner ideas. Now we are moving on to breakfast.
So if you like fried green tomatoes, avocadoes, and eggs, then you may want to give this recipe a little consideration.
53. Savory Corn and Green Tomato Cakes
These corn cakes look amazing! I love fried corn cakes anyway, but when you add the amazing flavor of green tomatoes, I’m sold.
So if you’d like a different variation on regular corn cakes, then you definitely need to check this one out.
54. Amish Green Tomato Relish
I love our local Amish store. You can go there and eat a great lunch made from fresh breads, deli meats, and then finish it off with a homemade oatmeal cream pie that is the size of your head.
So as soon as I saw this recipe for Amish green tomato relish, I had no choice but to share it with you all. If it is anything else like what the Amish make, you’ll eat until you turn green.
55. Green Tomato Casserole
I love casseroles. They are easy to throw together, you can make them ahead, and they are also usually pretty easily frozen.
So if you are a casserole fan, then don’t hesitate to try this green tomato casserole. It is an easy way to utilize those tomatoes.
56. Green Tomato Muffins with Cheese
I love muffins pretty much as much as I love casseroles. They are so easy to throw together and are easy to take with you on the road too.
So if you are looking for some portable ways to use your green tomatoes, then definitely take this recipe into consideration.
57. Oven Fried Green Tomatoes with Siracha Ranch Dipping Sauce
So we are going to end out our green tomato journey with more fried green tomatoes. These are fried in the oven which makes for less of a mess.
However, on top of it being a little easier, the recipe also comes with a great addition of a second recipe for dipping sauce. What a great bonus!
Well, the next time you feel over run with green tomatoes, just come back to this post and know that you now have over 50 ways to utilize them.
But I’d love to hear what you do with your green tomatoes. Do you fry them? Turn them into a relish or salsa? Bake with them? Do you do anything that hasn’t been mentioned here?
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