What to make with Green Tomatoes: 22 fantastic recipes

Figure out what to make with green tomatoes using this collection of 22 amazing recipes. This list includes condiments, desserts, appetizers, and dinner ideas. Choose your beef chili, turkey chili, even vegan chili to use with these recipes.

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Green Tomato Recipes

At the end of the gardening season, it never fails; there are green tomatoes hanging on the vine of your tomato plants that need to be used.

Don’t let them go to waste, learn what to do with green tomatoes.

Green tomatoes are unripe red tomatoes. They are firmer than red tomatoes and have a tart flavor. At the end of tomato season, you may see several hanging on the plants in your vegetable garden.

Grab a handful of unripe tomatoes and dig into this collection of amazing recipes.

Most of these easy recipes use larger fresh tomatoes. But you may be able to swap them for green cherry tomatoes if that’s what you have.

If you’re not one of those before-mentioned tomato growers, you can head to your local grocery stores to find some unripe tomatoes. They may be located near the heirloom tomatoes.

The go-to recipe is always the fried green tomatoes, and there are a couple of those recipes below, but there is so much more you can do with unripe tomatoes.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

This collection of recipes using green tomatoes includes:

  • Appetizers
  • Lunches
  • Side Dishes
  • Dinners
  • Drink and Desserts
  • Condiments

Each of these leftover recipes will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many tomatoes you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

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What to make with green tomatoes

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Ingredients that work well with unripe tomatoes

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • Panko Bread Crumbs

What to do with green tomatoes

We want to help readers find ideas for the ingredients they have in their kitchen.

Each of these green tomato recipes gives you important information, that way you can choose the best dish for your family.

Check out the recipe creators that concocted each idea to use their tips and get the step-by-step instructions.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive or vegetable oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc. Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items.

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