A unique spin on classic fried green tomatoes, these fried green tomato burgers give them an Asian twist with a miso-dressed mizuna and sweet potato salad!

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fried green tomato burgers with miso-dressed sweet potato salad

Just taking the phrase “veggie burger” to all sorts of literal levels.


No biggie.


Yes, I realize tomatoes are fruits but these are green! So they must have a little bit of veggie in them. That just feels like science.

I think this is the first time ever that I’ve literally stuck a veggie in-between two slices of bread and called it a burger…but it won’t be the last.

Mostly because I plan on getting my hands on green tomatoes all summer long and burger-frying them. They’re crispy on the outside, juicy-tart-tangy on the inside, and just SO GOOD with the spicy Greek yogurt sauce and miso mizuna sweet potato salad. What a meal.


Always one for giving credit where it’s due, I have to let you know that I did not come up with this genius idea on my own. I owe it all to Blue Apron!!!

They are also the only thing that kept the.boy and I from starving when we returned home from Italy because we had a severely empty fridge and absolutely no mojo to do something about it. And then a Blue Apron delivery was waiting for us when we got home and it was like all my dinner dreams came true. Such perfect timing.


I’ve talked a little bit about Blue Apron before (here and here), but let me refresh your memory. It is basically a grocery delivery service that provides you with everything you need to create fabulous, innovative, chef-designed recipes at home. They send you the ingredients and recipe instructions for either three (2-person plan) or two (Family plan) new recipes every week, and then you decide when to make them. The recipes change every week and are always filled with fun, seasonal ingredients. A lot of times I’ll check out the options for the week, and they include ingredients or techniques that I’ve never heard of before, which always gets me excited for my next shipment. However, all of the recipes are approachable for any level of cooking ability so don’t feel like you have to be a seasoned chef to order from them!

As I said earlier, there’s both a 2-person and family (4-person) plan available. The 2-person plan comes with one delivery a week, each delivering three meals that serve two people, while with the family plan you can receive either one or two deliveries per week, each consisting of two meals. For the 2-person plan, you get to choose from 6 different recipes (3 meat/fish and 3 vegetarian), while for the family plan you can choose from 4. The prices for the two plans are $9.99 and $8.74, respectively, per person per meal and shipping is always free.

For the delivery, you can choose from a variety of delivery times – either during the day or after work. The ingredients are delivered in a refrigerated box, so even if they are delivered while you’re not home, they will stay fresh. Blue Apron delivers all over the country and just launched in Texas!!

I have yet to come across a Blue Apron recipe that didn’t make me drool, but these are few that I hope they repeat so I can get to try them: Blackened Queso De Freir Arepas, Summer Squash & Squash Blossom Quesadillas, and Palak Paneer.

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Fried Green Tomato Burgers with Miso-Dressed Sweet Potato Salad
A unique spin on classic fried green tomatoes, these fried green tomato burgers give them an Asian twist with a miso-dressed mizuna and sweet potato salad!
Yield: 2 servings
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz mizuna greens
  • 1 green tomato
  • 1 red onion
  • ¾ lb baby sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp white miso paste
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  1. Heat oven to 450F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the buns. Cut off and discard any large mizuna stems. Cut off the top and bottom of the green tomato; slice the remaining tomato in half to get two thick rounds. Peel, halve, and thinly slice the onion. Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise. In a small bowl, combine the miso paste, sesame oil, and 1 tbsp of water.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper, tossing to coat thoroughly. Arrange in a single even layer, skin sides down, and roast 28-30 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to a bowl. Toss with half the mizuna, half the onion, and half the miso dressing. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  3. While the sweet potatoes roast, in a small bowl, combine half of the yogurt with the sriracha. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. In a separate medium bowl, combine the remaining yogurt and 2 tbsp of water. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  4. While the sweet potatoes continue to roast, place the flour and breadcrumbs in 2 separate, medium bowls. Season both with salt and pepper. Working one at a time, coat both sides of the tomato slices in the flour, shaking off any excess. Then, dip in the yogurt-water mixture, finally coating in the breadcrumbs. Transfer to a plate.
  5. In a medium pan, heat a thin layer of oil on medium until hot. Add the breaded tomato slices and cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Discard oil from the pan.
  6. In the same pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil on medium heat until hot. Add the buns, cut side down, and toast 2-3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a clean, dry work surface. Spread a layer of the sriracha-yogurt mixture onto the toasted bun tops and bottoms. In a bowl, combine the remaining mizuna and miso dressing. Toss to coat. Place a cooked tomato slice onto each toasted bun bottom. Top with the remaining dressed mizuna, some of the remaining onion, and a toasted bun top. Divide the finished burgers and dressed sweet potatoes between 2 plates.
Recipe from Blue Apron
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41 Responses to Fried Green Tomato Burgers with Miso-Dressed Sweet Potato Salad

  1. Erica says:

    This sweet potato salad needs to be in my week! I absolutely love miso. I love the way you cook Joanne!

  2. These look incredible, and I just bought some green tomatoes too! 🙂

  3. We’re having burgers tonight, but unfortunately I couldn’t get my hands on any tomatoes. {sad face}. When tomato season strikes over here, this will be the first thing I make. It’s beautiful!

  4. debbie says:

    Off the chart delicious! The picture says it all!!!

  5. Trisha says:

    Burgers and sweet potato fries/salads just go together in my opinion. And there’s nothing better than fried green tomatoes in July! You’ve sold me on this blue apron meal. Such unique flavor combinations! Hope you guys are adjusting back to normal life ok. It can be tough after such an amazing trip, though I guess having good food like this waiting at home definitely helps!

  6. Oh my gosh, I want this veggie burger so bad. Everything about it is calling my name. And I love me some miso dressing and sweet potatoes. Yum yum! Blue Apron sounds like it certainly can be a life saver on some days. I’m going to check it out!

  7. Oh wow. I would have been happy with just the fried green tomatoes, but then…all of that. Blue Apron FTW.

  8. Okaaaaay. Totally freaking out over these burgers. I mean the flavoooooors. They knocked me down. I totally have a ton of green tomatoes I need to use up and you just fixed that problem for me! 😉

  9. Heath says:

    I used to hate tomatoes, but slowly they’ve been growing on me. This actually sounds awesome. I’m still waiting for Blue Apron to be available in Minnesota, though. Sigh. 😉

  10. i looove the sound of that sweet potato salad! YUM!

  11. Sues says:

    You absolutely cannot go wrong with fried green tomatoes! I can’t believe I’m saying it, but I really would choose this over a burger most times!!

  12. bellini says:

    Yes I do want it Joanne.

  13. Now THIS is how you do a veggie burger. Oh, and that potato salad is so happening at my next BBQ.

  14. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, I’ve heard all good things about the Blue Apron. Love this “burger” and potato salad.

  15. Oh yes…you know how I feel about fried tomatoes…so this – is extra special! YUM!

  16. Kate says:

    I love green tomatoes!

  17. You took veggie burgers to a whole other level! Dang those breaded green tomato slices sound amazing! Love the yogurt/sriracha coating!

  18. Loving both the burgers and that sweet potato salad w the miso dressing! So yum 🙂

  19. Pam says:

    The whole meals looks amazing – so flavorful & healthy!

  20. This is such an awesome idea for a burger!

  21. Eileen says:

    Somehow I have never had a fried green tomato! That clearly needs to be addressed ASAP. 🙂 These sound so delicious, and perfect for summer!

  22. I love Blue Apron. This fried green tomato looks delish!

  23. Cailee says:

    Oh my gosh!! Swoon!! This looks amazing! Seriously, such a great recipe! Thanks for sharing!! Hope that your week is going well!

  24. Oh.my.gaaaaaaawsh! Serious burger jealousy and drool-fest action going on over here! I am absolutely LOVING (all caps and totally emphasized) your veggie AND asian spin! Fried green tomatoes are the jam, but this takes it to serious new levels- seriously fantastically delicious new levels. And that sweet potato salad? Gimme dat! Gimme alllllllllll of dat! ? pinned- just as soon as I wipe away my drool. ?cheers, pretty lady!

  25. You have a way of making veggie burgers look every bit as mouthwatering as their carnivore counterparts. These look beautiful and delicious!

  26. Yum! I love green tomatoes especially when they are on a sandwich! Loving the miso dressing! So creative!

  27. Reeni says:

    Woah I want to take a big bite out of that! So much flavor going on!

  28. Such a flavourful and delicious veggie burger! The sweet potato salad sounds amazing.

  29. Izzy says:

    This veggie burger looks like the bomb!! I’ve only cooked with green tomatoes once, but I loved them so much! This looks like the perfect summer meal 🙂

  30. Hotly Spiced says:

    I had never heard of green tomatoes until that movie came out called, ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’. I thought they were frying unripened tomatoes as I thought tomatoes only came in one shade – red. Your burger looks amazing and I think that service would be really handy, especially for working parents and couples xx

  31. easypeasy says:

    Totally agree that counts as a veggie burger! And love how different it is! of course we love anything that has tomatoes 🙂

  32. Katerina says:

    Great veggie burgers! Who would ask for meat after a meal like this?

  33. I’ve never had green tomatoes and certainly never had a veggie burger that features a whole vegetable (or fruit) as a star filling! I’m all for changing that now though.

  34. Zainab says:

    Fried green tomatoes is one of my favorite things to snack on!!! Makes sense they should be the stars in a veggie burger!!

  35. I absolutely adore green tomatoes any which way 🙂

  36. grace says:

    we’re having to pick our tomatoes green and let them ripen indoors because we’re overwhelmed with pesky bugs and critters! that said, this is a perfect idea for when we get tired of waiting for them to ripen. 🙂

  37. Kelly says:

    I am totally down with these veggie burgers! Love the fried green tomatoes and all those amazing flavors going on!

  38. Sarah says:

    Mmm those green tomatoes look phenomenal. Great idea right here!

  39. elly says:

    Fried green tomatoes are so awesome, I’d be adding them to everything too. That potato salad is so interesting and looks SO good.

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