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fire & ice tomatoes (sallye)

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

Good served as a side dish with just about anything, but especially with fish (I think).

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★★★★★ 6
serves 10-12
prep time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fire & ice tomatoes (sallye)

  • 6 lg
    tomatoes, skinned and quartered
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 lg
    red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 lg
    red or vidalia onion, sliced thin
  • 3/4 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    celery salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    mustard seed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    red pepper or tabasco sauce
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 lg
    cucumber, sliced thin

How To Make fire & ice tomatoes (sallye)

  • 1
    ALTERNATE: You can substitute cherry tomatoes in lieu of regular tomatoes. If you do, it is not necessary to peel them, just cut them in half and add to the mix.
  • 2
    Place prepared tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, and cucumber in a large bowl. Hand toss to combine ingredients.
  • 3
    Combine vinegar, celery salt, mustard seed, sugar, red pepper, black pepper, salt, and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 1 minute; remove from heat.
  • 4
    While liquid is still hot, pour over vegetables. Chill for several hours or overnight.