Our first freeze of the season caught us with six pounds of green tomatoes. These beauties are fantastic when roasted on the grill and made into green tomato salsa. I also like to can the roasted green tomatoes after being blended in the food processor. I find this is simpler and lends itself to many other recipes like roasted green tomato tortilla soup.
First place your green tomatoes on the grill and roast until nicely charred. I have a grill pan that works great for this job. You can also roast the tomatoes in the oven if you don’t have a grill.
Add fresh cilantro, garlic, jalapeno and onion. I like to roast the onion to give it that wonderful sweet caramelized flavor. Blend until smooth and add salt to taste.
That’s it. Serve with tostadas or over cream cheese with crackers. It is a fantastic appetizer and brings such a bright freshness to any meal.
What a great way to put a wonderful harvest of green tomatoes to good use.