Spicy Green Tomato Salsa


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
40 servings


  • 12 ½ cups chopped green tomatoes

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 4 jalapeno peppers, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings

  • 4 serrano peppers, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup raw sugar

  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 6 limes, juiced, divided

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


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

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

27 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 166mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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