Green tomatoes are very firm and deliciously acidic. If you hit any farmer's market at this time of year, it's fairly easy to score some free green tomatoes as there is not a lot of demand for them. If you can't find any green tomatoes, go ahead and substitute with some store-bought reds. The salad is delicious either way.
3 large green tomatoes, cored, quartered and thinly sliced lengthwise
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/3 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 medium white onion, thinly sliced
A fat handful of parsley and mint, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely sliced or chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Place tomatoes in a large mixing bowl and toss with the salt. Transfer to a fine strainer and let drain for 30 minutes.
- In a shallow dish, combine tomatoes with the cucumber, onion, parsley, mint, jalapeño, lime juice and olive oil. Toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Grogs and Goldie, 1956