Have you been wondering what to do with green tomatoes? We will show you how to spruce up a quick snack, breakfast, lunch, or dinner with green tomato recipes.

What are green tomatoes? That is a question many people often ask upon the realization that they can eat green tomatoes. This is because unripe tomatoes are as mysterious as they are lovely.

Knowing how to use ripe red tomatoes is a no-brainer. Green tomatoes recipes on the other hand are not as popular. However, there are many green tomato breakfasts, lunch, or snack recipes that you can quickly spruce up.

If you are into gardening and your tomatoes have matured, we will show you some tricks on how to cook green tomatoes before they turn red.

While at it, we’ll also show you how to store green tomatoes so you can try out all these recipes at your own pace. Read on.

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Fried Green Tomato

Fried Tomatoes

And now, for our wide selection of green tomato recipes, we will start with a fried green tomatoes recipe. There are five different types of fried Green tomatoes, as we’ll see here:

1.  Beer Battered Fried Green Tomatoes

Beer Battered Fried Green Tomatoes

Ideal for vegans, ingredients include:

  • 2 green tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1tpsn baking powder
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • Dried oregano
  • 2 Garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1 cup beer


  • Mix all the ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Add beer and water and mix thoroughly until it forms a fine thick paste
  • Wrap the green tomatoes into a kitchen towel to dry off the excess juice
  • Heat oil into a saucepan or skillet, then dip the green tomatoes into the batter one by one, adding them into the hot oil
  • Fry until golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool on a large plate.
  • Serve as an appetizer, a side dish, or a main course.
  • You can create a sauce of mixed sriracha, salt, and grated garlic. Enjoy.

2. Baked/Fried Green Tomatoes Recipes

BakedFried Green Tomatoes Recipes


Some call them fried Green tomatoes, but in reality, they’re baked green tomatoes and not fried. Ingredients include:

  • 2 large green tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3-4 egg whites
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1tbspn paprika
  • 1tbspn cumins
  • Salt
  • 2 tips cooking oil


  • Heat the oven to 400°F
  • Have three bowls, one for the beaten egg whites, one for flour, and one for moving cumin, panko, paprika, and salt. Combine and add the spice mixture to the beaten egg whites
  • Add the green tomato slices in the flour, then transfer to the beaten egg whites until fully coated
  • Transfer to a greased baking dish and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit. Serve warm

3. Fried Green Tomatoes With Sauce

Fried Green Tomatoes With Sauce

For this particular green tomatoes recipe, we have the following ingredients:

  • 2 large green tomatoes
  • ½ cup ground pepper
  • Buttermilk
  • Itpsn paprika
  • Hot sauce
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt


  • Add flour in a large bowl for dredging
  • Beat eggs in another bowl, add buttermilk, and whisk thoroughly
  • Dregg the sliced tomatoes in the flour
  • Add them into the egg paste and preheat oil into a large skillet
  • Fry in batches until golden brown, then transfer to a large paper-covered plate

You can serve with any sauce of your choice, or you can spruce up a quick comeback sauce using the following ingredients:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise, 1tps garlic powder
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • 2tbsn fresh lemon juice
  • 1 smoked paprika
  • 1tpsn onion powder
  • 2/4 ketchup
  • 2 tpsn Worcestershire sauce


  • Mix all the ingredients and whisk thoroughly. In a large bowl.
  • Transfer into an airtight container and allow it to sit for 5 hours.

Preparing this comeback sauce is best done before frying your green tomatoes. Comeback sauce also goes well with french fries, seafood, chicken, or vegetables.

4.  Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes

Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes

To make this Southern variety of fried green tomatoes recipes, gather the following ingredients:

  • 2 large green tomatoes, sliced
  • 1tbspmln Creole mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Hot sauce
  • 1tpsn paprika
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tpsn capers, chopped
  • 1tpsn cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1tps onion powder
  • 1tspsn baking powder
  • 2 cups coconut oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt


  • In a large bowl, combine almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda and powder, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder
  • Add the sliced tomatoes into the beaten eggs
  • Dredge the green tomatoes in the flour mixture
  • Once they are fully coated, preheat coconut oil in a skillet and fry in batches for 3-5 minutes until both sides turn brown
  • Remove from the hot oil and allow to cool in a separate towel covered plate
  • Serve warm

5. Fried Green Tomato Recipes

This is the last of the five fried green tomato recipes. So far, we’ve demonstrated that you can eat green tomatoes in different delicious ways. Ingredients for this green tomatoes recipe include:

  • 3 green tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • 1tpsn paprika
  • 1tpsn pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt


  • Add the all-purpose flour into a bowl
  • In another bowl best and whisk the eggs thoroughly and in yet another bowl, mix all the ingredients except the sliced tomatoes
  • Dredge the tomatoes in the flour and cost in the egg mixture
  • Fry in hot oil using a skillet.
  • Remove from the fire and serve hot

6. Green Tomato Recipes Breakfast Cake

Green Tomato Recipes Breakfast Cake

Instead of your everyday breakfast recipes, you can throw in something new for a change. That includes green tomato breakfast cake.


  • 2 green tomatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1tpsn vanilla extracts
  • 1cup all-purpose flour
  • 1tpsn ground cinnamon
  • 1tpsn baking powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • Salt
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a baking tray with spray
  • In a separate bowl, mix sugar butter and vanilla extract
  • Mix to form a fluffy paste them best in the eggs
  • Add flour, salt, and baking powder, then mix thoroughly
  • Add into the greased baking tray and add in the sliced tomatoes.
  • Garnish with sugar and cinnamon, then bake for an hour until fully baked. Serve warm.

7. Fried Green Tomato Fritters

Fried Green Tomato Fritters

Here is a green tomato recipe that is more of an omelet and makes a perfect snack.


  • 2 large green tomatoes, sliced
    8 eggs
  • 2tpsn ground pepper
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups olive oil


  • Combine all the ingredients minus the flour and sliced tomatoes in a large bowl and mix thoroughly
  • Mix flour and salt and dregg the sliced tomatoes before transferring to the egg mixture
  • Heat oil in a saucepan, then add the mixture
  • Cook your omelet until ready. Serve hot

8. Green Tomatoes Quiche

Green Tomatoes Quiche


  • 2 large green tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots sliced into thin sized
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1tbspn olive oil
  • ½ cup basil, chopped
  • Salt

To prepare:

  • Heat oil in a skillet to medium level.
  • Add onions and fry until golden brown
  • Add garlic, carrots, and sliced tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes
  • Add zucchini and cook until tender
  • Remove from heat and salt, and basil, then set aside
  • Beat eggs in a large bowl, then freeze a large baking dish with olive oil
  • Add the vegetables and the beaten eggs
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees until ready. Serve warm

9. Fried Green Tomatoes Sandwich

Fried Green Tomatoes Sandwich

Can you eat green tomatoes raw? Absolutely. We will show you how to whip up a quick green tomato sandwich.


  • 1 thick smoky bacon
  • Sliced cayenne pepper
  • 3 large green tomatoes, sliced
  • 1red ripe tomato, sliced
  • Lettuce
  • 8 slices of bread
  • 1tspn black pepper
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • Two eggs thoroughly whisked
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mayoress
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce


  • Heat oil in a large skillet and fry bacon until fully cooked, then set aside
  • Beat eggs in a large bowl
  • Mix flour and cayenne pepper in another bowl
  • In another bowl, combine pepper, salt, and cornmeal
  • Add the green tomatoes into the flour mixture
  • Coat in the egg mixture, then dredge again in the cornmeal mixture.
  • Place in a large plate, then repeat the procedure for a firm coating
  • Heat oil in a large skillet, then fry in batches.
  • Once all are cooked, allow cooling in a towel-covered plate
  • Combine mayonnaise and sriracha sauce in a large bowl
  • Toast the sliced bread, then arrange your sandwiches. Enjoy

10. Potato and Green Tomatoes Gratin

Potato and Green Tomatoes Gratin

Potato and Green tomato gratin are some of those unique Indian cuisines that we’ll try here. For this recipe, we’ll use the following ingredients:

  • 2 large potatoes peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 2 large green tomatoes, sliced
  • Chopped rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 4 grated cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1tbspn unsalted butter
  • 3 tpsn heavy cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine the heavy cream, parmesan cheese, rosemary, and garlic cloves into a bowl
  • Add the sliced potatoes and salt
  • Grease an oven dish with butter, then arrange the tomatoes and sprinkle more cream on the tomatoes
  • Add the potatoes on top and garnish with the parmesan cheese
  • Cover with aluminum foil, then bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
  • Reduce heat, remove the foil, and let it bake for another 10 minutes. Serve hot

11. Green Tomatoes Stew

Green Tomatoes Stew

If you are a vegan, then you really should try this green tomato recipes stew. It’s a simple recipe that shouldn’t take you more than 20 minutes to prepare


  • 2 large green tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 2 green chilli peppers
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • One teaspoon black mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan and add the mustard seed, curry leaves, and green chillies.
  • Cook for a minute, then add the sliced green tomatoes
  • Add a little water, then cover to cook for five minutes until the tomatoes turn soft
  • Add salt, and coconut milk, then bring to boil for 2 minutes
  • Remove from the fire and serve hot with mashed potatoes or your favourite starch

12. Green Tomato Tart

Green Tomato Tart

Green tomato tart comes laced with caramelized onions, feta, cheese, and mint leaves. Ideal for a lazy weekend lunch or snack.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1tspn sugar
  • 170g shredded cheese
  • 1tspn ground pepper
  • 5 green tomatoes cut in halves
  • ½ tpsn feta
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 5g mint or basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine flour, water, and butter and knead into a dough
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more
  • Grease a large baking pan with oil, then roll out the dough and place it on the pan
  • Trim the edges if necessary
  • Cover with aluminum foil, then bake at 350° for 15 minutes
  • Heat butter in another pan, then fry the onions until brown
  • Remove the dough from the oven and adjust heat to 450°
  • Add the shredded cheese to the baked dough, then add the sliced green tomatoes
  • Sprinkle ground pepper, salt, dried thyme, and more cheese and bake for another 15 minutes
  • Remove and garnish with basil or mints leaves and feta. Serve warm

13. Green Tomatoes Cobbler

Green Tomatoes Cobbler

Green tomato cobbler can be served with any meal, including butternut cornmeal biscuits.


  • 2 large green tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup flour
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1tbsn oregano leaves
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 25g butter
  • ½ tpsn baking soda
  • ½ baking powder
  • ½ buttermilk
  • Salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix the chopped tomatoes with pepper, flour, herbs, and salt
  • Set in a baking dish and set aside
  • Prepare the biscuits by mixing all the dry ingredients in a food processor
  • Pulse until thoroughly mixed, then add butter and pulse again for 20 minutes
  • Add butter and milk. Using a tablespoon, scoop the fine paste and arrange it on the green tomatoes
  • Bake for 40 minutes until fully baked. Serve hot with fresh thyme

14. Green Tomato Crisp

Green Tomato Crisp

To make a quick dessert out of this green tomato recipes, we will use:

  • 5 sliced green tomatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/cup sugar
  • Vanilla extracts
  • 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt

Crisp Topping

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cups oats
  • ½ cup raw almond, coarsely ground
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup raw cashew nuts, coarsely ground


  • Set oven to 350°F. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl minus the ingredients for the topping
  • Combine with melted butter, sugar, and oats in a separate bowl
  • Garnish with salt and bake for over an hour at 350 degrees
  • Remove from the heat and serve warm with ice cream

15. Green Tomato Crispy Pie

Green Tomato Crispy Pie

Crispy pie is a famous American snack sometimes made with an apple. Let’s try sprucing up a quick one with the green tomato recipes.


  • 6 green tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves, ground
  • Salt


  • Set oven to 350 °
  • Prepare pie crust and line on a 9-inch plate
  • Combine the sliced tomatoes, flour, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and salt, then mix well
  • Carefully transfer them to the pie crust
  • Trim the rough edges, then add in the beaten eggs
  • Bake for an hour until golden brown
  • Serve warm

16. Green Tomatoes Bars

Green Tomatoes Bars

These green tomato recipes are ideal for the cold winter weather and can be enjoyed on a quiet winter afternoon. Ingredients include:

  • 2 green tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ baking soda
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup walnut, chopped
  • ¼ cinnamon
  • Salt


  • Set the oven to 350°
  • Add the sliced tomatoes, cinnamon, sugar, and lemon juice and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat
  • Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl
  • Spray a large baking pan and add the tomatoes and the second mixture
  • Garnish with oats and bake for 40 minutes at 350°
  • Serve hot

17. Green Tomato Chutney

Green Tomato Chutney

Simple and easy to spruce up, green tomato chutney is your green tomato ketchup.


  • 7 large green tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 2 cups brown sugar 1 tsp chilli pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1cup raisin
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds 2-ounce ginger, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Salt


  • Sterilize the storage jars in boiling water
  • Mix and boil all the ingredients for 45 minutes
  • Add to the sterilized jars and wipe off the rims
  • Cover tightly and process in boiling water
  • Allow to cool completely and store away from heat. Enjoy

18. Green Tomato Salsa Verde

Green tomato salsa Verde is a vegan recipe that you can fix in less than 30 minutes.


  • 2 large green tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 Serrano peppers, sliced
  • 1/cup lime juice
  • Salt


  • Cut out the green into four pieces and remove the inner parts
  • Grease a baking dish and roast or broil the tomatoes in the oven for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile, soak the onions in cold water for 10 minutes
  • Remove the tomatoes and pulse in a food processor
  • Rinse the onions and add in the roasted tomatoes
  • Add in all the ingredients and refrigerate for an hour. Serve chilled

19. Sweet Corn and Green Tomato Fritters

Sweet Corn and Green Tomato Fritters

This is a fluffy cake-like green tomato fritter. Ingredients include:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup sugar syrup
  • 1 large green tomato, sliced
  • Melted butter
  • Salt


  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl
  • Beat eggs in a separate bowl and add milk and butter, then whisk thoroughly
  • Add the flour and tomato mixture until thick
  • Cook in batches for five minutes until golden brown
  • Remove and drain the oil
  • Garnish with cinnamon and serve hot with maple syrup

20. Green Tomato Bread

Green Tomato Bread

Time to make sweet, soft bread using green tomato recipes.


  • 1 green tomato, grated
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup raisin
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup baking soda/power
  • Salt


  • 4 ounces butter, melted
  • 2 tpsn vanilla
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, melted


  • Set oven to 350°
  • Combine the grated tomatoes, walnuts, raisins, sugar, the beaten eggs, and ¾ cup of oil
  • Mix the remaining ingredients in another bowl and pour in the egg mixture and mix well.
  • Grease a large loaf pan with butter and bake for an hour
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool
  • Mix the frosting ingredients, then refrigerate for 20 minutes

21. Green Tomato Pie

Green Tomato Pie

A green tomato pie is an ideal weekend snack for the whole family. It takes an hour to prepare


  • 8 green tomatoes, sliced
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 egg, beaten
  • 1 butter, melted
  • Two tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt


  • Combine tomatoes, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and cinnamon in a saucepan
  • Cook over low heat
  • Add sugar and cornstarch
  • Roll out a piece of dough and place on a large pie plate, and pour in at 425°
  • Serve warm

22. Zucchini and Green Tomato Relish

Zucchini and Green Tomato Relish

Ever tried to make ketchup from zucchini and green tomatoes? Well, let’s try.


  • 5 cups ground zucchini
  • 3 large peppers, ground
  • 2 green tomatoes, grated
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Mixed spices
  • Salt


  • Combine zucchini, tomatoes, and onions in a bowl
  • Add ice cubes and allow to sit for 5 hours
  • Drain and rinse once
  • Boil for 5 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients
  • Simmer for 20 minutes
  • Pack into sterilized jars and process in hot water
  • Store away from heat

23. Spiced Green Tomato Cake

Spiced Green Tomato Cake

A different type of cake is a spiced cake made from green tomato recipes.


  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 finely chopped green tomatoes
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup raisin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda and power
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup nutmeg


  • Heat oil to 350° and spray baking pansto
  • Mix until smooth
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in another bowl, then blend until thick
  • Bake for an hour or 70 minutes until fully baked.
  • Serve warm

24. Green Tomato Chow Chow

Green Tomato Chow Chow


  • 5 green tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cabbages, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 red bell peppers, chopped 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • Salt


  • Mix vegetables and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight
  • Sterilize storage jars in hot water
  • Boil vinegar, sugar, seeds, and spices and add the vegetables. Boil for 10 minutes
  • Allow to cool and store in the sterilized jars

25. Green Tomato Pizza

Green Tomato Pizza


  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 green tomatoes, chopped
  • Cheese, melted
  • 1 ball of pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • Salt


  • Heat oven for 30 minutes at 500°
  • Add butter in a skillet, add onions and salt
  • Allow cooling for 10 minutes
  • Add vegetable broth, cook for 2 minutes
  • Grease baking dish roll out dough on the dish
  • Arrange tomatoes evenly on top
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove and allow to cool before serving

26. Green Tomato Ketchup

Green Tomato Ketchup


  • 5 green tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 large onions, chopped
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • Salt


  • Boil the ingredients in a large pot for 4 hours
  • Sieve the seeds and dregs and boil again for 20 minutes
  • Allow to cool, then transfer into clean storage jars
  • Process into hot boiling water, then allow to cool.
  • Store under room temperature for 36 hours

27. Dehydrated Green Tomato: How to Freeze Green Tomatoes

Can you freeze green tomatoes? Absolutely. Preserve your bulky green tomatoes for future use with these steps;

  • Cut into small pieces
  • Steam in hot water
  • Rinse in cold water
  • Transfer to a large oven pan
  • Dry off at 140°
  • Allow cooling
  • Transfer into storage jars
  • Put in the freezer

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Green tomatoes are an essential ingredient that is often overlooked. There are lots of meals you can spruce up with green tomatoes recipes. You can also freeze up your green tomatoes before ripening for future use. If you have any more green tomato recipes ideas, you can share them with us. Let’s spread the love, the fun, and the creativity.


Hello! I’m Jeff, a passionate gardener with an insatiable curiosity for the world of plants and flowers. Gardening is not just a hobby for me; it’s a lifelong love affair.

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