Since the garden has includes some tomato bushes I have been playing around with green tomatoes, and adore them a lot. In the simplest form, they go amazingly well in salads, and mixed in with ripe tomatoes to top your pasta dinner. This recipe is a Salsa and it plays to the green tomato’s flavour and texture. I hope you enjoy it.
Green Tomato Salsa with Green Coriander and Chilli
juice of 1 small lime
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 Tblspn coriander (cilantro)
0.5 onion, chopped finely
1 green chilli, chopped (or to taste)
1.5 cups green tomatoes, chopped
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Chop all of the ingredients and combine. Taste and adjust chilli, lime juice and seasoning as necessary.
Refrigerate for 1 hour before using to allow the flavours to develop.
recipe notes and alternatives
You can make a sauce-style salsa as the Mexicans and Americans do. Simply place all of the ingredients into a blender and puree – there is no need to chop them finely beforehand. Taste and adjust chilli, lime juice and seasoning as necessary.
Great as a side dish, like a fresh chutney. Wonderful with flatbreads too.