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Now that tomato season is coming to an end in the East, I’ve been seeing green tomatoes at the farmer’s market. Ever since reading Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, I’ve been curious about green tomatoes. They’re tart and hard and need to be cooked before eaten. When someone brought their green tomatoes to church one day and left them on a table for takers, I grabbed a bunch and headed home.
This Roasted Green Tomato Avocado Salsa is what came of those green tomatoes. Roasting helped to soften these hard unripe tomatoes and mellow their acidity. I decided to make a similar salsa to Kyle’s Guacamole Salsa using these roasted green tomatoes instead of ripe red tomatoes.
If you like salsa verde made with tomatillos, you’ll like this Green Tomato Salsa – it’s a bit tangy. I really liked the addition of avocado to round out the flavors in this dip. Although the boys said they liked Kyle’s Guacamole Salsa better, they managed to scoop this dip all up. I’m guessing that means this dip wasn’t all that bad ;).
Roasted Green Tomato Avocado Salsa
- 3 medium green tomatoes cut into wedges
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeded, cut into wide slivers
- 1 onion peeled, cut into chunks
- 3 garlic cloves smashed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- a sprinkling of organic sugar
- 2 avocados
- juice from half lime
- dash of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Preheat oven (I used my toaster oven) to 350 degrees. Toss tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Spread in a single layer on a baking tray lined with foil or parchment paper. Roast for 30-35 minutes until vegetables are softened. Cool. Chop vegetables into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.
Smash avocados, lime juice, salt in a mortar. Add to roasted vegetables, along with cumin and cilantro. Mix well.
More Green Tomato Recipes:
Slow Roasted Green Tomatoes, The Perfect Pantry
Oven Fried Green Tomatoes, FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Pickled Green Tomatoes, Andrea Meyers
Green Tomato-Apple Chutney, David Lebovitz
Mushroom and Green Tomato Stir-Fry, eCurry
No Sugar Green Tomato Relish, Farmgirl Fare
Green Tomatoes in Mustard Oil, Love Food Eat
This post has been linked up to Beyond The Peel Keeping It Real Thursdays.
Beth @ Tasty Yummies says
I am a self-proclaimed guacamole/avocado addict. I cannot get enough of the stuff! I love this variation with the roasted green tomatoes, totally different and I bet it has incredible flavor! We are obsessed with salsa verde over here so this looks like the perfect combo of my two loves! 😉
Okay, this sounds AWESOME. And not just because I have a zillion green tomatoes I need to use…
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
yes please! Great idea Jeanette!
ea-the spicy rd says
I’ve yet to try green tomatoes, but this guacamole looks delicious! Good for you to bring those green tomatoes home and experiment!
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
GAH! I’m such a fan of guac and this looks amazing!
Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says
I am so sad about the end of tomato season. Ahhh, I should stock up and make this along with a tomato dish everyday for the next week. lol
I have plenty of green tomatoes, so I guess I should make some of this; sounds good!
With your beautiful garden, I’m sure you have lots of green tomatoes Kalyn!
Matt 'mmwine' Horbund says
I absolutely love a good avocado recipe. We have a tree, and my mom next door had 3 – so we love finding new ways to use them!
Pretend Chef says
Need a bowl of this in my life. Now just need to get my hands on some green tomatoes.
Lisa | With Style and Grace says
I could eat this entire bowl!
shelly (cookies and cups) says
I just love avocado…and the addition of roasted green tomatoes…oh yum!
Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says
Another great idea for how to use the remaining green tomatoes that are hanging on in my garden! Thanks for linking to one of my green tomato posts, too.
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I have so many green tomatoes on my plants and I was just going to throw them away–THANK YOU for this recipe! I am going to make it this weekend when I pull out my tomato plants.
Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen says
I love the addition of roasted tomatoes!! I’ll definitely try this one!
At least – something delicious to do with my green tomatoes! Onward and upward to salsa making!
France @ Beyond The Peel says
I think hubby would devour this entire recipe in one sitting and wouldn’t feel the least bit guilty about it either. Hahaha. Since he is such a great hubby, I will have to make this for him 🙂
Hey Jeanette — I’d love for you to submit this to Punk Domestics! We’ve got a lot of other green tomato and salsa options. Thanks!
Just made this. WoW!!! SO GOOD!!! Thank you SO much for this recipe! I could, and probably will, eat this every day!
Lori – thank you for trying this recipe and letting me know how it came out. I always love hearing from people who try my recipes to see how they like them.