A tasty twist to salsa; great served over cream cheese with tortilla chips or crackers! A great way to save those green tomatoes when there is an early frost. I created this recipe with the assistance of my daughter-in-law Carolyn and her niece Felicia. Thanks you two. Portion out remaining salsa into bags; freeze or refrigerate.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
40 servings
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine green tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, serrano peppers, and red bell pepper in a large bowl.

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  • Mix cilantro, sugar, garlic, oregano, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl.

  • Fill a blender with about 2 cups tomato mixture, 1 teaspoon lime juice, and 1/4 of the spice mixture; blend to desired consistency and pour into a large bowl. Repeat blending with remaining tomato mixture, lime juice, and spice mixture, working in batches, until all ingredients are blended. Stir vinegar into salsa.

Cook's Note:

For a milder salsa remove the seeds from 2-3 of the jalapenos. Can be used in your favorite authentic recipe, as an appetizer, or game time snack!

Nutrition Facts

27 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 6.3g 2% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 9.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2016
I didn't add any jalapeno or cayenne pepper - nice fresh taste. I blended 1/2 and kept the other half with larger chunks. The larger one I served as a side to a pork dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2016
I didn't add any jalapeno or cayenne pepper - nice fresh taste. I blended 1/2 and kept the other half with larger chunks. The larger one I served as a side to a pork dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2015
I had tons of green and half ripened tomatoes this year. I decided to try this recipe and I am glad I did. I will make this again, for sure. I added some kosher salt and black pepper and extra lime juice, but used all the peppers listed. It was not too hot, for me. I was glad to get to use oregano from my garden, too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2018
Very good, I added one tablespoon of salt to bring out the flavors, and heated it to a boil for canning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2017
Love the flavor. Different; interesting. I agree with another reviewer who wrote that the recipe needs salt and extra lime juice. It is quite bland without salt. I made a smaller batch but I think it would work out to about a tablespoon for the full recipe but just salt to taste. Other than that it's a great way to use up green tomatoes that have succumbed to blossom end rot or early frost. I used hotter peppers than the recipe didn't use bell peppers but omitted the cayenne as I don't like powders in fresh salsa. I don't feel it would be too hot for most people but definitely has heat and the heat intensifies the longer the salsa ages so keep that in mind for the faint of heart. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2017
I added more jalapeño as it wasn't spicy enough. Next time I would not chop everything so small. Since it is going in the blender the tomatoes could be larger pieces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2019
I made this with my garden leftovers and my husband LOVED it. It is spicy and tasty, and really easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2019
I didn t have the jalapeños but not everybody likes those so I will buy some and put them on the side. Chopping took me a long time because I did it by hand looking to get a chopper in the future. I would probably make it again but I would try with the hot peppers in half the batch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2020
This is delicious, and a fantastic use for green tomatoes. I made half the recipe, which yielded approximately 5 pint jars. As some recommended, I made the following adjustment for 1/2 recipe: juice of one additional lime, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 additional jalapeño. I coarsely chopped everything in my food processor. I did NOT add the oregano, serranos, bell pepper, or cayenne. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2017
It was fun & easy to make. I will definitely make it again! A Great way to use alot of your green tomatoes. Thank You!! Read More