So I mentioned this before but our summer garden really didn't do well this year. I don't know if it was too hot, too much rain or if we just didn't do something right, but our tomato plants really didn't do well. They did however produce a bunch of green tomatoes before toppling over and breaking. So yes, fried green tomatoes were on the agenda, but I wanted to try to do something else. I was Googling recipes and saw that some people will make a salsa verde type salsa, subbing the green tomatoes for the traditional tomatillo. Guys. This is a game changer. It's hands down my new favorite salsa recipe. I put it on tacos, duh. But it also was great just on top of chicken!
Today's batch used up the very last of my tomatoes so I think I'll have to wait until next year to have it again. Because I can't say I've ever seen green tomatoes in stores? Anyone know where I can find them?
This week I've been craving easy lunches and dinners because it's definitely one of those hectic work weeks as we approach the presidential debate that will be held here in St. Louis this weekend. It'll be a very exciting weekend for our city! We're all working hard to ensure we're providing the best coverage possible of this historic debate. I'll be covering it from a social media perspective and I'm excited to share that with our KMOV viewers. What's your go-to easy meal during a busy week?
-two cups green tomatoes, chopped
-half a jalepeno
-1/4 cup red onion
-half a lime
This is pretty much a make it up as you go kind of recipe. If you like it a little spicier, add more jalepeno. I love cilantro so I toss a bunch in. Taste as you go. Throw it all in a food processor and give it a whirl. I like my salsa a little chunkier so I didn't pulse it too much. Again, it's all dependent on your preference! The green tomatoes aren't fully ripped so they hold up well in the salsa and give it a great texture. Top it on your favorite tacos, salad or just serve it up with tortilla chips!