Gena Stout's Dilled Green 'Tomolives' Recipe

You can eat these tiny pickled tomatoes as a snack or as a replacement for olives in a martini.

October 2014

  • Green "tomolives" are excellent martini toppers.
    Photo by Hannah Kincaid

Total Hands-On Time: 30 min

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Yield: 2 quarts

This is a recipe supplied by Marg CDN at another site and is attributed to Nicole Okun. I think a lot of you might be interested in using up your green cherry tomatoes in this way — apparently very good in a martini!

Dilled Green "Tomolives" Recipe


• 4 lbs tiny green tomatoes
• 1 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered
• 2 sprigs fresh dill
• 20 ounces water
• 10 ounces white vinegar
• 1 ounce salt


1. Wash tomatoes and pack into clean quart jars.

2. In each jar place 2 quarters of garlic clove and one spray of dill.

3. Boil vinegar, salt and water together for 1 minute and pour over tomatoes.

4. Leave 1/4" headroom and adjust lids.

5. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling waterbath.

Got more green tomatoes? If you're looking for additional ways to use your green tomatoes in the kitchen, head on over to our Green Tomato Recipes collection page!

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