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!
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When garden season starts winding down, people with vegetable gardens often 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 the 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 I know make them every year. The process for coating the tomatoes without using flour is slightly tricky, but believe me when I say that these delicious Fried Green Tomatoes that are cooked in the oven are worth the trouble.
I dipped the green tomato slices 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 evenly 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 persevere, and you will be rewarded with delicious oven-fried green tomatoes that you’re probably going to love!
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 Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes:
(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.
- Serve hot, with dipping sauce of your choice!
How to Make Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce or other Dipping sauce for Fried Green Tomatoes:
- While they the oven-fried tomatoes are 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.
- And definitely you could serve the fried green tomatoes with the amazing Sriracha Dipping Sauce that so many people love with sweet potato fries.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes would taste great with Air Fryer Fish Sticks, Grilled Fusion Chicken, Chicken Cutlets with Mustard Sauce, Maple Glazed Salmon, or Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks for 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
Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce
Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce are such a tasty way to use those green tomatoes!
- 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:
Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes would be great for low-carb, Keto, 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 almond flour sticks to each tomato.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2012, and I’ve made it many times since then. It was last updated with more information in 2022.
65 Comments on “Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce”
Oh, Kalyn, what a brilliant recipe! As I think I've mentioned before, I came late to my love of fried green tomatoes (and, of course, most are not gluten free), which means I've got a lot of catching up to do. Thank you for making these SBD-compliant and gluten free! These will get made. I'm tempted to run to the grocery store on the way home, just so I can make them immediately. 🙂
It just so happens that I have a bag of green tomatoes on my kitchen counter right now!! Thank you Kalyn for the recipe!
Emily and Francie so glad you like the idea.
This will obviously not work for someone who's allergic to nuts. You might try garbanzo flour, or look for a more traditional recipe for fried green tomatoes.
lovely idea but what to use if you are allergic to nuts?
Mixture of half flour/corn meal, seasoned with salt/pepper. That's the way we roll down home in the "dirty south". We fry but baked should be okay. Ditch fancy hot sauce and use "Red Rooster Louisiana Hot Sauce" instead! Good eating!
These look wonderful. As a girl raised in the south, now eating low-carb, I have missed fried green tomatoes, now we can have them again, thanks heaps I love your recipes!
Miss Kalyn you have outdone yourself with these! My little Georgian heart can't take it! I'm going to have to dig up some green tomatoes from the Publix asap!
Claire, so glad you liked it!
I haven't had fried green tomatoes in ages and I love that you used almond flour here! Of course I love that you baked them instead of frying them. Bookmarked.
Lydia, I think that would still be delish. Wish I could send you some green tomatoes, lol!
I'm sure I can't wait until next summer to make this recipe with green tomatoes, so I'm going to give them a try with some less than beautiful red tomatoes from the supermarket.
Multikulinaria, after doing a little research on google, it seems that green tomatoes are only a problem if they're eaten in large quantities at a time, so I'm not worried.
I'm using unripe tomatoes, which I can assure you people have been eating for hundreds of years. But if this concerns you, you could use my favorite Green Zebra tomatoes, which are green when ripe.
These look delicious!
Recently I had been browsing for green tomatoe recipes and found out, that unripe varieties of red tomatoes are no good for eating due to high level of Solanin.
Are the tomatoes you've been using actually green tomatoes (by variety) or unripe – and therefore green – tomatoes of another kind?
People on the south have been eating green (unripe red) tomatoes for years! They are safe to eat
Caren Ross, I agree, there is no problem with eating unripe tomatoes.
Bevvbevv, hope you enjoy, and so glad the recipes are working well for you!
I love you so much for these! I will let you know how they go, but I have had success with every recipe of yours I've tried so far, so I'm pretty confident:-)
Kelley, hope you try them. The almond flour makes them so tasty!
These look great, Kalyn. I have some green tomatoes on the counter. What a great idea!
Thanks Joanne; they really were just so good!
At the farmer's markets here I actually see green tomatoes almost year-round! Crazy. I LOVE this oven-fried version of fried green tomatoes! All the crispy crunchiness…none of the guilty calories.
Can you use. Flour or cornmeal instead plus the eggs. Thank you
Of course you can use any ingredients you like, but I can't say how substituting other things in this recipe is going to work because I've never made it that way. I chose almond flour so it would be low in carbs and gluten-free, but I'm sure there are plenty of good recipes for Fried Green Tomatoes if you don't care about that.