Green Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Reader Contribution by Monica Sharrock

During the relaxed months of summer, I love nothing more than a refreshing dip. Easy-to-prepare fare is what I’m all about during the season of outdoor living. Perfect for the lake, a barbeque, or enjoying on the porch, this is a dip your family will love. This one makes use of green tomatoes that our garden is producing in abundance. Not quite ready to turn a delicious ripened red, the green tomato is tangy with a firmer texture. It is a garden jewel that should not be overlooked, as it is incredibly versatile. For this dip, I combined the green tomatoes with chopped avocado, purple onion, and cilantro. Fresh and vibrant, it is perfect with salty tortilla chips. So head out to the garden, pick a few green tomatoes, and try what I’m certain will become a summer staple in your household.


2 green tomatoes
1 avocado
½ cup diced purple onion
½ cup chopped cilantro
juice of 1 lemon
seasonings to taste (salt, pepper, garlic, and red pepper, if you like heat)

    Taking a knife, slice the avocado until you hit the center. The center should stick to your knife allowing you to remove and discard it. Use your knife to run the knife vertically and horizontally across the flesh, dicing it. Remove the diced avocado with a spoon and place in a serving bowl. Dice the green tomatoes. Add to the avocado.  Add in the diced onion, cilantro, and lemon juice, plus desired seasonings. Stir to combine.

      This dip is good immediately after preparing but becomes excellent after a few hours in the refrigerator. Serve with tortilla chips and a nice iced beverage. It would also be good as a non-animal protein source in tacos topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and good shredded cheese. Enjoy!

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