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21 Mouth-Watering Green Tomato Recipes

Green tomatoes are in season, and it’s the perfect time to try out some new recipes! Here is a roundup of 21 mouth-watering green tomato recipes for you to try!

If you’re looking for a creative way to use up all of those green tomatoes that have been sitting on your countertop waiting to be used, this list is just what you need.

easy green tomato recipes

If you’re just getting started growing tomatoes, check out my post: Beginner’s Guide to How to Grow Tomatoes.

But even if you’re not a gardener, lots of farmer’s markets will have green tomatoes for sale just for using in some of the recipes below!

What are Green Tomatoes?

Green tomatoes are immature and unripened, usually too tart to eat.

The most common methods for cooking green tomatoes include sauteing or roasting them until they become tender like a tomato would be when it’s ripe.

The skin of a green tomato should also peel off easily once it has been cooked enough so that you may discard it at your own discretion before eating if desired.

easy fried green tomato recipes

Can You Eat Unripe Tomatoes?

Green tomatoes are too tart to eat as they are, but cooking them releases their natural sugars and they are delicious!

Even if you don’t have time to cook them, you can embrace their natural tartness and pickle them.

Can Unripe Tomatoes be Eaten Raw or Cooked?

How long can uncooked green vegetables stay in the fridge before going bad? How about canned ones?

Unripened fruits and vegetables will usually not have developed their sugar content fully so they may taste sour or tangy when consumed.

As such, these should be either cooked (raw) or preserved by pickling before eating depending on your preference.

what can i do with an abundance of end of the year green tomatoes

What Can I do With an Abundance of Green Tomatoes?

If you have a ton of end of the year green tomatoes, the recipes below will give you weeks of green tomato recipes to try!

21 Green Tomato Recipes to Try

Green Tomatoes Recipes