Pickled Green Tomato Salad

Pickled Green Tomato Salad
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Tomato Salad with Pickled Green Tomatoes


Tomato Salad with Pickled Green Tomatoes

We're willing to bet you haven't had whey sauce before. It's easy to make and complements the tang of pickled green tomatoes nicely. Plus, you get fresh homemade ricotta to use in another dish.

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For the pickled green tomatoes

Combine all of the ingredients except for the tomatoes in a saucepot and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Place the tomatoes in a container deep enough so that they will be completely submerged when the liquid is added.

Once the liquid reaches a boil, pour over the tomatoes. Place the container in the refrigerator and let cool in the liquid. Once cooled, the tomatoes are ready to use. 

For the whey sauce

Place the milk in a saucepot and slowly heat to 185 degrees. Then, slowly stir in the vinegar over the heat — the milk should break and form ricotta cheese. Remove from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes and strain through cheesecloth.

Remove the ricotta cheese from the cheesecloth and reserve for another use. Take the whey that has been strained and place in a blender. Turn on slow speed to create a vortex and slowly add the xanthan gum to thicken the whey into a sauce consistency. Season with the salt and chill in the refrigerator.

For the salad

Cut the pickled tomatoes into bite-sized pieces. Set out 6 plates and spread a thin layer of the whey sauce all over the bottom of each plate. Place the pickled green tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, peaches, Thai chile peppers, and olive oil in a mixing bowl and toss. Season with salt, to taste. 

Spoon the mixture neatly on top of the whey sauce. Garnish the dish with the dill and pumpernickel. Serve immediately. 


Calories per serving:

289 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 13g 20%
  • Carbs 33g 11%
  • Saturated 4g 20%
  • Fiber 5g 22%
  • Sugars 21g
  • Monounsaturated 7g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 10g 20%
  • Cholesterol 16mg 5%
  • Sodium 4,249mg 177%
  • Calcium 299mg 30%
  • Magnesium 69mg 17%
  • Potassium 1,072mg 31%
  • Iron 3mg 19%
  • Zinc 2mg 10%
  • Phosphorus 255mg 36%
  • Vitamin A 272µg 30%
  • Vitamin C 77mg 129%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 16%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 28%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 22%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 88µg 22%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 12%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin K 24µg 30%
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