Here’s yet another something different to do with those extra green tomatoes from
the garden. I’ve been hungry for a stir-fry and this one fit the bill. It includes pineapple, green tomatoes, cabbage, and other stir-fry veggies. It’s made WITHOUT soy sauce for those who need to stay soy-free. Yet, it’s as tasty as any stir-fry should be.
This is a real “convertible.” It can be used as a side dish served over cooked rice. Or, easily transform it into a hearty main dish by adding chicken, beef or pork. Or keep it vegetarian by adding cannellini beans, cashews and sesame seeds, as I did in the video below. Here’s the recipe. Enjoy! Judi
Pineapple Green Tomato Stir-Fry (soy free)
Makes about 6 Servings
1 to 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
2 cups chopped green cabbage
2 cups chopped green tomatoes (about 2 medium tomatoes)
1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks, packed in juice
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar (or balsamic vinegar)
Salt to taste
1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
1/3 cup cashews
Drain pineapple, reserving liquid. Set aside.
Heat wok or a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, chopped onion and garlic. Saute about 2 minutes, until the onion and garlic begin to get translucent.
Add carrot, bell pepper, cabbage, green tomatoes, (drained) pineapple chunks, vinegar and salt to taste. Stir to combine ingredients. Cover and allow to steam about 2 minutes, until vegetables start to get crisp-tender, or to your desired texture. Flavor may be adjusted if needed by adding more vinegar, pineapple juice, and/or salt.
If using this as a side dish, sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve over cooked rice of choice.
If making this into a vegetarian main dish:
Stir in the rinsed and drained cannellini beans and cashews. Continue cooking only until the beans are heated through. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve over cooked rice of choice.
Note: This stir-fry would also be delicious served with (especially) chicken, and also beef or pork.