Sad to say, up until yesterday, I had never tasted a green tomato. I'm still not a big fan of tomatoes, but the green ones are more palatable than the ripe red ones. Also there is so much possibility to play around with the green hard ones. Make a salad, cook them like a proper vegetable, or even fry them to make fritters. I decided to go with a salad - a very small batch this time - of green tomatoes, sumac powder, sage and mint.
Sumac, for those of you who dont know, is a middle eastern/african berry. When powdered, it has a tart flavor that is not quite as overpowering as lemon. I'm told you use it in any dish where you'd normally use lime/lemons.
Green Tomato Salad
Serving: One small bowl
1 large green tomato
Tablespoon of olive oil
Teaspoon of sumac powder
A handful of sage and mint leaves, finely chopped
Slice the tomato into thin round discs.
Roll the mint and sage leaves into a tight ball and then chop it up finely.
Add to the olive oil and sumac to make a dressing. Drizzle over the tomato slices.