Herb and Green Tomato Salsa

Today’s simple Sunday post is a recipe for this Herb and Green Tomato Salsa. It’s best enjoyed on roasted veggies, topped on baked eggs, swirled into soups, or drizzled on salad.

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overhead view of green tomato salsa swimming in olive oil

Keeping true to the simple Sunday philosophy, I’ll keep this short! I love making this green tomato salsa recipe when my garden is overflowing (or on its last leg) since you can use whatever kind of herbs you have on hand. I used a mix between the green tomato variety that is green when ripe and a few unripened cherry tomatoes to give this fresh homemade salsa a variety of texture.

You can use whatever color tomatoes you have on hand to yield the same results (I just loved the pop of green). Be careful not to use too many unripened tomatoes in this though as I’ve heard it can cause upset stomachs for some.

This homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes is great lathered on roasted vegetables, drizzled into stews, or enjoyed in scrambled eggs.

What’s Needed for Green Tomato Salsa?

The ingredients needed to make this green tomato salsa recipe are few. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • Fresh herbs
  • Green tomatoes
  • Blanched almond slivers
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Green Tomato Salsa

This fresh tomato salsa is so incredibly easy to make. Here’s how I made this green tomato salsa:

  1. Chop up all the ingredients.
  2. Add everything to a bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Serve immediately, or let the mixture sit for 1 hour.
overhead view of Herb and Green Tomato Salsa on white dish with spoon

How Long Does Fresh Salsa Last?

This fresh green tomato salsa will last 4 to 6 days in the fridge. This is a fairly hearty salsa, so the green tomatoes shouldn’t soften too much over time.

Can You Freeze Fresh Salsa?

I don’t recommend freezing this fresh homemade salsa. Between the green tomatoes and the herbs, I worry that the texture of the salsa would change drastically once frozen.

Tips for Making Green Tomato Salsa

Note that this recipe calls for green tomatoes, NOT tomatillos. They’re two distinct veggies that have totally different textures.

When dicing the green tomatoes, be sure to remove the stem and the white core. Both are very tough and can’t be eaten.

You can use any herbs you’d like in this homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes. Chives, basil, sage, mint — mix and match however you’d like!

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Herb and Green Tomato Salsa
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This Herb and Green Tomato Salsa is such a simple way to use leftover garden scraps. It's best enjoyed on roasted veggies, topped on baked eggs, swirled into soups, or drizzled on salad.

Course: Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: green tomatoes, salsa
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 335 kcal
  • 1 cup fresh herbs (such as chives, basil, sage, mint, etc), chopped
  • 1/2 cup green tomatoes , diced small (I used a mix of green variety and a few unripened cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/4 cup blanched almond slivers
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt / Pepper , to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Combine all ingredients. Set aside to let the flavors develop for 1 hour or enjoy right away.

Nutrition Facts
Herb and Green Tomato Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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