a stack of gluten-free fried green tomatoes with green tomatoes in the background

Gluten-Free Fried Green Tomatoes {Dairy-Free Option}

A traditional Southern favorite that combines gluten-free cornmeal, gluten-free flour, and seasoning to fry a tart, juicy tomato to perfection. The recipe also has a dairy-free option.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword fried green tomatoes, gluten-free fried green tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 308 kcal


  • 3 firm green tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour I like Pillsbury gluten-free
  • 1 cup gluten-free cornmeal or gluten-free cornbread mix
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free season salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk dairy-free make your own buttermilk with almond, cashew or coconut milk by adding 1/2 tablespoon of white vinegar to the dairy-free milk
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil , I like peanut oil for frying
  • salt

Remoulade Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce (I use Silver Spring. If you don’t have the sauce you can use 1/2 or 1/4 teaspoon of horseradish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pickle juice (optional)
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  1. Slice the green tomatoes 1/4 inch thick and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Salt the tomatoes on both sides and let sit for 10 minutes. Do not skip this step, it helps draw the extra water out of the tomatoes.
  3. Pour the buttermilk into a pie pan or shallow dish. Add tomatoes to the buttermilk. To make your own buttermilk add 1/2 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to the milk and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes. Dairy-free use almond, cashew, or coconut milk.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet.

  5. Combine the flour, cornmeal, cornstarch and season salt in a pie pan or shallow dish. Mix until fully combined.

  6. Dip buttermilk covered tomatoes into the gluten-free cornmeal-flour mixture. Cover both sides of the tomatoes with the mixture.

  7. Carefully place the tomatoes into the hot oil. Turn to cook on both sides. Fry until golden.

  8. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve with remoulade sauce and while still hot. Enjoy!

Remoulade Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Fried Green Tomatoes {Dairy-Free Option}
Amount Per Serving (4 slices)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 1759mg 73%
Potassium 331mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 11.8%
Vitamin C 26.2%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.