This Green Tomato Sauce is much like a pesto (without the nuts) and makes the most of the sour flavor of un-ripe green tomatoes.  Serve it with spaghetti, alongside chicken or fish or to top a baked potato or steamed vegetables.

Green Tomato Sauce over Pasta


¼ cup mint leaves

¼ cup basil leaves

¼ cup Italian parsley leaves

¼ cup arugula

5 green tomatoes, diced

1 clove garlic, chopped

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Combine mint, basil, parsley, arugula, garlic and green tomatoes in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse several times to combine.  With the motor running, pour the olive oil through the feed tube

to blend into a chunky puree.  Add cheese and pulse a few more times to incorporate in to the sauce.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Green tomato sauce ingredients


Makes 4 – 6 servings