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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Green Tomatoes...

My Upside-down tomatoes are looking good!My problem is letting my tomatoes ripen. When they get to this stage I am craving Fried Green Tomatoes!

I think I will resist picking these big boys, and rush off to Wayne's Market to buy some juicy vine ripe tomatoes. I'm making a big batch of Gazpacho!

3 cups spicy tomato juice
1 small onion, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cucumber, peeled & diced
2 red tomatoes, diced
1 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
3 Tbs Italian salad dressing

Chop and dice all the vegetables, this can be done in a food processor. Combine in a large bowl. Add tomato juice (may substitute 1/2 spicy &1/2 plain) and salad dressing. Cover and chill. Serve cold with a dollop of sour cream.

This recipe is straight out of our Starting Fresh Cookbook. It is perfect for a hot summery day!
Y'all stay cool,


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

We LOVE gazpacho! And we can't wait to try your fried green tomato batter!!!

That's amazing you've been to French Memories! It is a very popular place. =)

Kevin said...

Fried green tomatoes are next on my list, then gazpacho. At that point, having satisfied my most basic and immediate dietary tomato needs (BLT, tomatoes with basil and feta, gazpacho, and fried greens), I can then start branching out into less critical tomato dishes.

Southern Heart said...

Your tomatoes are looking great! I would definitely have trouble resisting them, too.

I can't wait to try your gazpacho recipe....we love it, and it's perfect for this time of year!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I'd go for the gazpacho early on! Yes, because they'll be plenty of green ones come end of season that will need to be rescued from the frost!
Love that gazpacho Sandi!

Mallow said...

Would you believe I have never tried fried green tomatoes? I think I need to remedy that soon!

Andi said...

Your tomatoes look great! I'd sure be tempted to pick them...fried green tomatoes sound wonderful!!!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beachy~ You won't be disapointed I promise
Kevin~ 'the basics' My favorites!
Andrea~ we are getting some tastey tomatoes now too
1/2 cups~ I like your reasoning
Mallow~ You have got to give them a try
Andi~ you understand my delima?

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Well I'd always heard of Gazpacho but didn't even know what it was...almost salsa, huh?

dot said...

I don't care for fried green tomatoes but I enjoyed the first red ripe one from the garden in a sandwich today. Can't beat a mater sandwich!

justabeachkat said...

Oh My Gosh! You've got my mouth watering. Love both...fried green tomatoes and gazpacho. Yum Yum!


Carla said...

Ooh, your tomatoes are looking mighty fine. Would you post your recipe for fried green tomatoes? I would love to try them.

Steffi said...

Your recipe sounds really good!Yummy!Green tomatos- I never tried before!

sandi said...

shabby~ almost salsa... not quite as spicy.
dot~ I agree!
kat~ it is just the time of year isn't it, to hot to heat up the kitchen
carla~ it's here... click the link!
steffi~ it would be perfect for your sommerfest

Adriann said...

Umm! Yummy!!! I think I'll take the fried green tomatoes, but that's not too health conscious. Oh well... May be next time.

Didn't get a chance to make the sorbet, but will definitely get to it on the 4th. Boy I can't wait!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I'm taking this recipe to the beach this week to make gaspacho while we're there. Thanks.

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