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Fried Green Tomatoes (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan)

These tangy and tasty fried tomatoes make a great appetizer, snack, or even a light meal on your paleo, Whole30, or vegan menu!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican, TexMex
Servings 6
Calories 200 kcal


  • Air Fryer (optional)


  • 3 medium-large green tomatoes
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp ground flax seed (can substitute 3 eggs)
  • 9 tbsp water (omit if using eggs)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Combine the cassava flour, salt, pepper, and ground cumin in a bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the ground flax seed with the water and almond milk. Set aside and let set for about 10 minutes. If using eggs, combine the eggs with the almond milk and set aside.
  • Once the flax eggs have set, slice your tomatoes into 1/4"-1/2" slices.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a frying pan.
  • Coat the tomato slices in the cassava flour mixture. Then, dip into the flax egg mixture and cover completely. Place back into the cassava flour mixture for a second time, and coat completely.

For frying method:

  • Place the now battered tomatoes into the oil. It should immediately bubble once placed in the oil. Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.

For Air Frying method:

  • Line your Air Fryer trays with parchment paper. Spray each side of your battered green tomato with avocado oil spray or olive oil spray. Cook at 370°F for about 15 minutes. Flip halfway through to ensure even cooking. Check on them occasionally to see if you need to spray them with more oil.


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving  
Calories 201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.4g 25%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 781mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 7.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 7%
Total Sugars 1.9g  
Protein 1.5g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 204mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Keyword air fryer, green tomatoes