Saturday, October 6, 2012

Italian Green Tomato Pickles

Sometimes the end of the garden is better than the whole summer season!  This recipe for Italian Green Tomato Pickles would be perfect for an antipasti platter.

  • 6 to 8 large green tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 4 pieces marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
Chop the tomatoes into about 1-inch pieces and place in a medium bowl.  Sprinkle with salt and mix in thoroughly.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, place tomatoes in a strainer and rinse thoroughly.
Leave a few minutes to drain.

Place the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes and basil in a blender or food processor and pulse into a coarse paste.

Return tomatoes to mixing bowl; add paste mixture and toss together to coat tomatoes.

Pack into sterilized jars.  Fill jars to within 1/2" of the top.

Carefully pour in the white wine vinegar until it just covers the top of the tomatoes.
Gently pour a thin layer of the olive oil so it just covers the surface.
Seal the jars tight and store in a cool, dark place for one month.

A big chunk of crusty Italian bread, some Parma ham and a chilled glass of wine and
you'll be under the tuscan sun.

~Adapted from Jess' Kitchen

Italian Green Tomato Pickles  on Punk Domestics


  1. Um... yum! Sounds like a wonderful nibble! Happy Weekend Patti:@)

  2. This sounds like the tastiest way to eat green tomatoes, even better than fried! I never see green tomatoes in the store, I guess you just have to grow your own and pick them early. xo

  3. Just to clarify...these are not processed in a hot water bath, correct? just put the lids on and store?

    1. The recipe Coby was to sterilize jars and lids and store. I would refrigerate after opening!

  4. Hi there. Food on Friday: Tomatoes is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

    Ps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just pop by and comment and include your email - I won't publish it - and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private

  5. This looks delicious!! Thanks! How long do you suppose these will last unopened and then once opened?


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