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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Green is Good

The Luck of the Irish~
May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have
a coin or two inside!

St Patty's day is all about the green... Not just green as in money- although a coin or two when you really need it is great.
What else would you find in the WhistleStop kitchen but some green tomatoes? This is a recipe for a spicy tomato soup. Add more or less jalapenos, mine was pretty spicy. I love cilantro, if you don't -then add less.
Green Tomato Soup
3 green tomatoes
2 jalapeno peppers
2 Tbs olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1 cup diced onions
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh basil
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
In a large pot, saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Over low heat add diced tomatoes and diced jalapeno peppers. Add cilantro and basil. Cook until tomatoes are tender. Add broth and simmer uncovered. Scoop tomatoes into the blender and puree until smooth. Reduce heat and add sour cream slowly. Serve with a sprinkle of cheese.

Y'all enjoy!


Palma said...

Very pretty. Wish I ate tomatoes!

Amy said...

That looks fantastic! Do you use unripe regular tomatoes, or tomatillos?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Amy ~ I used green unripe tomatoes, the kind you usually use for frying.

Hope said...

That looks good! I've never had my green tomatoes any way but fried!! :o)

Love your Irish sayings!


Kim said...

Okay - but where do you get green tomatoes this time of year? I'm lucky if I can get my farmer's market to pick (and save me some in August/September).

Mary Isabella said...

We love those green tomatoes here in the south don't we??? LOL I am enjoying the Irish quotes. Have a beautiful night....mary

Sandi McBride said...

That lively little tomato can get itself stuck in a heck of a lot of recipes...that's why we plant 30 tomato plants at a minimum..not for sell, for home consumption, canning and freezing and to share with neighbors!

Kim said...

Wait, do you can green tomatoes too?

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