Green Tomato and Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Tossing the salad with the dressing is a commitment to finishing all the salad in one setting

Tossing the salad with the dressing is a commitment to finishing all the salad in one setting

We hate the idea of throwing out green tomatoes. With the tomato plants finally pulled, we know it will be months before we see them again. But we also can’t fry them all. Some are simply too small. So we’ve been looking for ways to keep them from going to waste. This salad dressing hit the spot and was the perfect complement to a kale salad.

Green Tomato and Buttermilk Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup, coarsely chopped green tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt/pepper to taste

Puree green tomatoes with a tablespoon of the olive oil. Push puree through strainer. Reserve the juice discard the pulp. Stir in remaining ingredients and season to taste. Pour over a salad of mixed greens, kale, red cabbage and shredded carrot.

 

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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4 Responses to Green Tomato and Buttermilk Salad Dressing

  1. I am sad that my tomatoes are gone for another year too. I am pinning this for next years green tomatoes that I THREW AWAY this year.

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    What a great idea, Greg! My vines are long gone but I did see somewhere that a blogger pickles his end-of-season green cherry tomatoes. Next year, I’ll try both recipes. Thanks.

  3. I don’t blame you, I hate the idea of throwing out food at all. This looks amazing

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