Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce
Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce are such a tasty idea and this is a lower-carb version of fried green tomatoes!
When garden season starts winding down, people with vegetable gardens have a lot of green tomatoes on the vines. And some of those tomatoes are never going to get ripe, so you need a tasty idea like these Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce for using those green tomatoes! If you have green tomatoes, do I dare to say that you MUST make these? Seriously, they’re so good that some people make them every year when they have green tomatoes.
In a process that I admit is slightly tricky, I coated the tomatoes by dipping them in egg and then in a mixture of almond flour and Old Bay Lemon and Herb Seasoning, or any spicy seasoning that’s similar. You have to be a little persistent to get the tomato slices coated with the almond flour mixture, and I’d mix the flour with the Old Bay Seasoning and then use half of it at a time, because after you’ve done a few tomatoes the flour starts to get pretty clumped together from the egg. But believe me when I say that these delicious Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes are worth the trouble.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- green tomatoes
- Almond Flour (affiliate link)
- Old Bay Lemon and Herb Seasoning (affiliate link.), or any spicy seasoning mix
- Ranch Dressing
- Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link)
What are fried green tomatoes?
Fried Green Tomatoes are a classic dish in the southern part of the U.S. They are traditionally made from unripe tomatoes that are coated with egg and cornmeal and fried.
What is the best tomato for fried green tomatoes?
Whether they are oven-fried or fried in a pan, fried green tomatoes are made with unripe tomatoes that are still green. (They aren’t meant to be made with tomatoes like Green Zebra Tomatoes that are still green when they’re ripe.) Choose firm tomatoes and tomatoes that aren’t too small will be easier to handle for this recipe.
Why are these Oven-Fried Tomatoes lower in carbs?
My version of this classic recipe uses almond flour to replace the cornmeal, which makes these much lower in carbs than traditional fried green tomatoes!
How to make this recipe:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)
- Pick six firm green tomatoes. (We looked for ones that weren’t even starting to ripen.)
- Cut each tomato into slices about 1/2 inch thick. (We only used the larger inner slices and discarded the rounded ends of the tomato.)
- Mix 3/4 cup almond flour with 2 tsp. Old Bay (or less, it was fairly spicy).
- Beat two eggs in one small bowl and in another bowl put half the almond flour mixture.
- Dip each tomato first into the egg (so both sides is coated) and then into the almond flour mixture. (Press down with your fork to make the almond flour stick if needed.)
- When the first half of the almond flour mixture is getting clumpy, discard, wipe out the bowl, and switch to the second half.)
- Put the coated tomatoes on a baking sheet that you have sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Bake the tomatoes about 40 minutes at 350F/180C, turning them carefully halfway through.
- While they’re cooking mix 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing with 1-2 tsp. Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link) to make the dipping sauce. (I also heard from a reader who says these fried green tomatoes are good with Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Aioli Sauce.)
- Serve hot, with dipping sauce of your choice!
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
More Ideas with Green Tomatoes:
Green Tomato Salsa with Avocado ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pickled Green Tomatoes ~ White on Rice Couple
Green Tomato Salsa Verde ~ Wonky Wonderful
Green Tomato Gazpacho ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Slow Roasted Green Tomatoes ~ The Perfect Pantry
Spicy Green Tomato Soup ~ All Day I Dream About Food
- 6 green tomatoes, sliced about 1/2 inch thick
- 3/4 cup Almond Flour
- 2 tsp. Old Bay Lemon and Herb Seasoning (or any spicy seasoning mix; use more or less to taste)
- 2 eggs, beaten well
- 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
- 1 tsp. Sriracha Sauce (see notes)
- Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350F/180C. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- Cut the tomatoes into slices about 1/2 inch thick. (We used the flat inner pieces and discarded the ends of the tomatoes with rounded edges.)
- Beat the eggs in a small bowl. In another bowl, mix the almond flour and Old Bay Seasoning. Remove and save half of the almond flour mixture, so you can work with two batches.
- One at a time, dip both sides of each tomato slice into the egg and then into the almond flour mixture, using the fork or your fingers to press the almond mixture on to the tomato slice so it sticks.
- Place each tomato on the baking sheet after it's coated with the almond flour mixture. (Don't worry if they aren't completely perfect; just work on getting each one coated with almond flour as much as you can.)
- Bake tomatoes 35-40 minutes, turning carefully once.
- While the tomatoes bake, mix together the ranch dressing and Sriracha sauce to make the dipping sauce.
- The baked tomatoes are done when the almond mixture is lightly browned on each side and tomatoes are cooked through. Serve hot.
- I saved some of these to see how they would hold up to a night in the refrigerator. I reheated them about 15 minutes in a preheated toaster oven set on 450F/230C. Although they were best freshly made, I thought the reheated ones were surprisingly good.
If you're not sure how much you like Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link), start with 1 tsp. and taste to see if you want it more spicy.
Recipe created by Kalyn and Jake.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 512mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes would be great for low-carb or low-glycemic eating plans. I would eat this for any phase of the original South Beach Diet, but almond flour isn’t officially approved for phase one, so decide whether you would indulge for a dish like this, where only a little flour sticks to each tomato.)
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2012. It was last updated in 2021.