Fried Green Tomato Salad

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Take a favorite southern recipe and turn it into a dinner salad! This Fried Green Tomato Salad fits a great summer keto recipe.

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Fried Green Tomato Salad

Summer means salad and this fried green tomato salad is a great way to use up some extra garden tomatoes! Top with your favorite salad veggies and you have a low carb dinner recipe that is great for lunches, too!

Is it safe to eat green tomatoes?

Green tomatoes have many of the same nutrients that a ripe, red tomato have: fiber, Vitamin 6, beta carotene. I’ve read that you should always cook your green tomatoes in order for them to be safe to eat. I am not a nutritionist, so be sure to consult your doctor to see their recommendation on raw green tomatoes. But green tomatoes for fried green tomatoes? Safe!

Are pork rinds good for you?

If may seem strange that these fried green tomatoes are made with pork rinds. Pork rinds are often seen as unhealthy because they are high in fat, but because they contain zero carbs, they are great to snack on if you are sticking to the keto diet. We crushed pork rinds to use as the breading on these fried green tomatoes, which makes a great option for gluten free and low carb.

How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes

  • Crush the pork rinds and mix it with salt & pepper, plus Parmesan cheese.
  • Dip the green tomato slices in a whisked egg, then in the pork rind mixture, coating on both sides.
  • Fry the green tomatoes in bacon fat for amazing flavor. You’ll want to cook them on both sides until they are golden brown. This will take about 2 ½ minutes per side, but watch them closely!
  • Remove the tomatoes to a plate you’ve lined with a paper towel to absorb any extra grease.

how to make fried green tomatoes

Fried Green Tomato Salad

You can really add anything you’d like to the fried green tomato salad, but we like to serve onions, carrots, cucumber and cherry tomatoes over a bed of romaine lettuce. Top with the bacon and a fried green tomato for an easy dinner!

Other Salad Recipes

We love to use a cast iron skillet to cook the fried green tomatoes!

overhead shot of keto salad
overhead shot of keto salad

Fried Green Tomato Salad

5 from 1 vote
Take a favorite southern recipe and turn it into a dinner salad! This Fried Green Tomato Salad fits a great summer keto recipe.
Servings 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

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  • 8 thick slices of bacon

Fried Green Tomatoes

  • 1 large green tomato
  • 1/2 cup crushed pork rinds
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Per Salad

  • 8 cups romaine lettuce
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup carrots


  • Cook bacon on stove top until crispy. Drain bacon and save bacon fat.
  • Crush pork rinds into a fine powder.
  • Add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to pork rinds.
  • Slice a tomato into 4 large slices.
  • Crack the egg into bowl and whisk with a fork.
  • Dip the tomato slices into the egg mixture and then into the pork rind mixture.
  • Heat the bacon fat in the skillet over medium low heat.
  • Add coated tomatoes to the cast iron skillet with bacon fat.
  • Cook over medium heat for about 2.5 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of each slice, until golden brown.
  • Place the tomato on a paper-towel lined plate to drain.
  • Prepare the salad by placing the lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and carrots in 4 bowls or plates.
  • Top each plate with 2 slices of bacon and 1 fried green tomato.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10260IU | Vitamin C: 29.6mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 2.2mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 352

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