If you’ve got green tomatoes and need a way to use them, this Green Tomato Salsa with Avocado is really tasty served over chicken or fish! 

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In Utah, we’ve entered the time of year when gardening is a little bitter-sweet. It hasn’t frozen yet, and plants still are green, but they aren’t producing much. Every day there’s the pessimistic desire to just pull out the plants and get the garden cleaned up, fighting against the optimistic thought that you just might get a few more vegetables.

I have green tomatoes galore left on my plants, so before I pull them all up, I decided to try making Green Tomato Salsa with Avocado, and this was so tasty and easy to make! I used cilantro in mine, but you could replace the cilantro with thinly-sliced green onion if you’re not a cilantro person! If green tomatoes aren’t in season, I think you could definitely make this with tomatillos, and it would be delicious on grilled fish or chicken or used in fish tacos, and of course it would be a great salsa for chips.

Salsa Verde with Green Tomatoes, Avocados, and Cilantro

More Recipes with Green Tomatoes:

Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pickled Green Tomatoes ~ White on Rice Couple
Green Tomato Gazpacho ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Slow Roasted Green Tomatoes ~ The Perfect Pantry

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Yield: 8 servings

Green Tomato Salsa with Avocado

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

If you’ve got green tomatoes this Green Tomato Salsa with Avocado is really tasty!


  • 4 large green tomatoes (see notes)
  • 1/2 large onion, peeled and grated
  • 1 large Anaheim chile
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 2 T fresh lime juice (or more, to taste)
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. Wash tomatoes, then cut in half and scoop out seeds and inner tomato “jelly” and flesh into a small colander placed over a bowl.
  2. Press tomatoes with a spoon or other heavy utensil, and let tomatoes drain while you chop other ingredients.
  3. Grate onion into bowl and set aside.
  4. Wash chile pepper and remove seeds, then chop.
  5. Put chile pepper, salt, and garlic into food processor fitted with steel blade and pulse until it forms a smooth paste.
  6. Add half of the chopped cilantro and the onion and blend until well combined. (The recipe called for a mortar and pestle to do this. I was in a hurry and used the food processor.)
  7. Pour mixture from food processor into mixing bowl.
  8. Add drained juice from tomatoes.
  9. Then chop avocados and tomatoes and add to mixture and mix so some avocado is crushed and some remains in pieces.
  10. Mix in chopped parsley, the rest of the chopped cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil.
  11. Taste for saltiness and then season to taste with more salt if desired and a generous amount of fresh-ground black pepper.
  12. Can be served immediately, but I thought this was even better the second day after being in the refrigerator.
  13. The inspiring recipe said it’s good on just about anything, and I’d have to agree!


I used green Brandywine Tomatoes, 6-8 tomatillos could be substituted for the tomatoes.

Nutritional information is based on 1/4 cup serving size.

Recipe slightly adapted from Street Food (affiliate link) by Tom Kime.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

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.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Green Tomato Salsa with Avocado is a great dish for low-glycemic diet plans, and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet. Tomatoes and avocados do have some carbs, but if you look at the net carbs this is pretty low in carbs and if you’re eating this as a salsa spooned over grilled chicken, fish, or pork, you could enjoy it on a low-carb diet.

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