Green tomatoes

I’ve always felt bad at the end of tomato season, because there have been more green tomatoes than I knew what to do with. And I’ve actually thrown them out!

That’s until this year, when I got a simple system down making yummy salsa. In November! It was so easy!

Let the harvested green tomatoes sit in your garage or on your back porch. As you’re ready, bring in just enough tomatoes to ripen on your counter, to make a fresh batch of salsa.

Red tomatoes

Blanch the tomatoes (my recipe calls for 18 medium) in hot, boiling water for 3 minutes.

blanche tomatoes

Fill the sink with cold water.

Stainless sink

Take out of hot water; put into cold water. Remove the skins.

Blanched tomatoes

Cut up into small pieces, adding to a pot along with Mrs. Wage’s salsa mix and 1/2 cup white vinegar.

Mrs. Sage salsa mix

Boil, simmer, serve! (Or can what doesn’t get eaten!)

1 salsa canned

This past weekend we went out of town for soccer, so I brought my friend Steph a bag of green tomatoes and a packet of Mrs. Wage’s! Her tomatoes are ripening on her counter right now, so she’ll be enjoying the fruits of FRESH SALSA here any day!

I’d love to hear what you’ve done with your green tomatoes, or if you make fresh salsa?

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