'Fried' Green Tomatoes

Enjoy a healthy twist on this delicious Southern classic: oven-fried green tomatoes with jalapeño-cilantro Greek yogurt dressing
Fried green tomatoes with yogurt dressing

Enjoy a healthy twist on this delicious Southern classic. Our oven-fried green tomatoes are paired with a cool, zingy jalapeño-cilantro Greek yogurt dressing. 


  • 4 medium-sized green tomatoes (about 1 1/3 lb)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup white cornmeal mix
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper


  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper (could substitute serrano pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut tomatoes into 3/4-inch-thick slices; sprinkle with pepper and cayenne pepper. Let stand 10 minutes on a cutting board.
  3. Combine cornmeal mix and panko in a shallow dish or pie plate. Place flour in a second shallow dish or pie plate.
  4. Whisk egg whites in a medium bowl until foamy.
  5. Dredge tomato slices in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg whites, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.
  6. Lay tomatoes flat on a greased baking sheet and spray facing-up side with cooking spray.
  7. Cook tomatoes until golden brown (about 5 minutes on each side).
  8. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan, and keep warm in a 225° oven.
  9. To prepare jalapeño-cilantro Greek yogurt dressing, mix all ingredients in blender until smooth. Drizzle over the tomatoes if desired, or use for dipping.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 2 slices

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 132
  • Fat: 1g
    • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Total carbohydrates: 25g
    • Dietary fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 90mg
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