Green Tomato Habanero Salsa

Note from the cook:

Green tomatoes are under-ripe and therefore firm and more astringent. Broiling them improves the texture and flavor.

Serving Size:

Serves 2-4


  • 1 lb green tomatoes, thickly sliced crosswise

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 1 or 2 habanero pepper, stemmed and seeded

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Set the broiler to high.

  2. Arrange tomatoes on a sheet pan, sprinkle with salt.

  3. Broil for about 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are light brown and bubbling.

  4. Place tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients in a food processor.

  5. Pulse until salsa is smooth but chunky.