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About this time two years ago, the frost had killed off the last of the tomatoes. I had a bunch of green tomatoes on the counter, and I tried to figure out something to do with them. I found a recipe for fried green tomatoes in Carla Emery’s Encyclopedia of Country Living (highly recommended, by the way). I didn’t like them.

So I searched the internet for another idea. Someone had posted a recipe for salsa verde that called for green tomatoes. Usually this recipe calls for tomatillos. We love salsa verde at our house! But it cost between $2 and $3 per jar at the time, and it was an extravagance.

I decided to experiment. I bought the ingredients one evening and got to measuring and chopping and blending. I presented the finished product to my husband along with some tortilla chips. My husband gushed, “This tastes as good as something from a restaurant!” I used the rest of my green tomatoes to make a lot of green tomato salsa verde for the freezer. I was thrilled at the frugal victory, and loved eating the finished product for the rest of the year.

Last year, we didn’t grow a garden because we thought we would be moving. But I still wanted to make up a lot of salsa verde. So I posted a wanted ad for green tomatoes on Freecycle, and I found a few people who let me pick their green tomatoes in October after the freeze. I canned a bunch of both red and green salsa, and gave it away for Christmas.

I plan to make more green salsa this year after the freeze. Here’s the recipe:

3 green tomatoes
4 ounces diced green chiles, canned
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1/4 cup lime juice
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Peel and seed green tomatoes. Place green tomatoes in a pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and cook about 15 minutes until the tomatoes turn light green. Drain well. Place in a blender with the onion, lime juice, salt, pepper, and cilantro. Puree to desired consistency and chill.

Notes: If you are lazy and the salsa is for family consumption, you can try making it without peeling the tomatoes first. The peels were bothersome in the frozen salsa, but I don’t notice it in the canned.

Easy on the blender pulse button. This recipe is easy to overblend.

You don’t have to be super scientific with the ingredient amounts. It still tastes good.

You can use fresh green chiles instead of canned. I just haven’t figured out how to peel green chiles quickly (when I tried the heat-them-in-the-oven-in-a-paper-bag idea, I couldn’t get it to work), and I haven’t grown a lot of them before, and the cans are cheap at case lot sales.

Canning note: I researched this heavily last fall to try to figure out some canning guidelines. Everything I read said that green tomatoes are more acidic than ripe tomatoes. That fact, plus the lime juice in this recipe, makes me confident to follow the canning instructions for regular red tomato salsa when canning this recipe of salsa verde.

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