Green Tomato Gazpacho Non-Recipe

Gazpacho is perfect when it’s too hot to cook. It just takes a few minutes to whip up a batch in a blender or food processor. While it’s traditionally made with red tomatoes, you can also get creative and use green tomatoes, zucchini, and other vegetables you may have on hand.

When I make gazpacho, I generally throw a bunch of ingredients in the blender and see what I end up with.

Meaning it’s hard to call this a recipe.

However, I wrote down the ingredients and how much of each I used so I could share my non-recipe for green tomato gazpacho.

Green Tomato Gazpacho Ingredients | Horseradish & Honey
Green tomato gazpacho ingredients

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Green Tomato Gazpacho Non-Recipe
Gazpacho is one of my favorite things to make in the summer. I don't heat up the kitchen and I grow most everything I need to make a quick batch - doesn't get any easier!
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 1 large green tomato Or 2 medium, 6 or so small...
  • 2 medium cucumbers (optionally peeled) Or one large English cucumber or 3 small cucumbers or 1 overgrown cucumber. Use what you have.
  • 1 small green pepper
  • 1 or 2 pepperoncini peppers Or banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, etc. Again, use what you have.
  • 1/4 - 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, or sour cream
  • 1 small lemon or lime, juiced
  • 2 handfuls fresh herbs I used parsley, basil, and mint; chives, thyme, and/or rosemary would all be lovely, too.
  • 2 - 4 shakes hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 large green tomato Or 2 medium, 6 or so small...
  • 2 medium cucumbers (optionally peeled) Or one large English cucumber or 3 small cucumbers or 1 overgrown cucumber. Use what you have.
  • 1 small green pepper
  • 1 or 2 pepperoncini peppers Or banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, etc. Again, use what you have.
  • 1/4 - 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, or sour cream
  • 1 small lemon or lime, juiced
  • 2 handfuls fresh herbs I used parsley, basil, and mint; chives, thyme, and/or rosemary would all be lovely, too.
  • 2 - 4 shakes hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop all the vegetables.
  2. Throw all vegetables, including garlic, in the blender.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (olive oil, etc.).
  4. Pulse (if your blender has pulse) a few times to get things started.
  5. Blend until the gazpacho has the consistency you like. Add tomato juice if you want it to be runnier. Add some bread (stale is good) if you want it to be thicker.
  6. Taste it to see if you need to add anything. However, do not brush your teeth right before you taste the gazpacho. Not the best move I ever made. Chill until ready to serve. You could garnish the gazpacho with croutons, thin cucumber slices, herbs, or even a drizzle of olive oil. Or not. Up to you!
  7. Enjoy!

Refrigerator Pickled Green Tomatoes

I realize it’s early in the season to be worried about what to do with green tomatoes. However, we had a round of storms recently that caused some damage to my tomato plants.

I had to prune a few tomato branches and, instead of pitching the green tomatoes in the compost pile, I decided to make a jar of refrigerator pickled green tomatoes earlier than usual.

Because YUM!

And I LOVE PICKLES (sorry for shouting again but I really, really, really LOVE pickles).

I’ve used this recipe from Amazingribs.com for the past few years and it never lets me down. The only change I make is to use a whole jalapeño pepper, cut in half, instead of the serrano. If you don’t like spicy, leave the pepper out.

It only takes a few minutes to make two pints (or one quart). Honestly, waiting the 1 – 2 weeks for the pickles to be ready is the hardest part of this recipe.

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Ready to make pickled green tomatoes

Voila! Pickles are ready to go in the refrigerator and I’ll be digging in soon.

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The finished product!