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Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes With White BBQ Sauce (Gluten-free & Vegan)

I love Southern-food, but my stomach can’t handle grease or gluten. So I made these Paleo Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with all the flavor, but none of the tummy upset. I am obsessed! They are great for breakfast, as a sandwich, on a BLT or a burger, or just dipped in sauce in this Southern-Style White BBQ Sauce.

This Southern-Style White BBQ sauce, also know as Alabama White Barbecue Sauce, is creamy and tangy with a touch of spice, and traditionally has mayo, mustard, vinegar, and horseradish. I can’t have horseradish sauce, because it has dairy and eggs, so I used horseradish mustard instead and it worked just fine! I found a gluten-free one from my local grocery store here in St. Louis, Schnucks. I used Vegan Hellman’s Mayo, but you can use paleo mayo to meet your dietary  needs; I’m allergic to eggs, so it’s not an option for me.

I love the flavor combinations of this sandwich with Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes, Schar gluten-free hamburger buns (they are cheapest at Walmart), a little red onion, avocado, arugula and the white BBQ sauce.


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Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes With White BBQ Sauce (Gluten-free & Vegan)

  • Servings: ~10
  • Difficulty: easy
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These Paleo Oven-fried Green Tomatoes are a healthier option to the traditional fried ones. Dip them in the Southern-style White BBQ Sauce to add a tangy zip.

Tips: (1) It’s a good idea to slice the green tomatoes a little thinner so that they cook through and are not so bitter. (2) You can buy pre-made almond meal, I got it at Trader Joe’s, or you can just put them in a food processor to make it. (3) If your tomatoes are a little thicker, they will need to cook longer.
Credit: My Real Dish


Fried Green Tomatoes

  • 3 cups almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon real salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • avocado or olive oil spray
  • 4 green tomatoes

Southern-style White BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish mustard
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup (or honey if paleo and not vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon real salt


  1. Heat the oven to 400.
  2. Clean, dry and slice green tomatoes in 1/4″ slices.
  3. Mix dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and stir to evenly combine the ingredients.
  4. Lightly spray a baking sheet with avocado oil or olive oil.
  5. Pour almond milk in a small bowl.
  6. First, coat the tomato slices in almond milk.
  7. Bread the green tomatoes in the almond meal mixture.
  8. Place them on the baking sheet and pu them in the oven.
  9. Bake them for ~8 minutes, spray with avocado or olive oil and flip for another 8 minutes. Turn the oven to 500 and broil for ~3-5 minutes or until they brown nicely.
  10. While the tomatoes are baking prepare the White BBQ Sauce. Just add all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well until combined.

Dipping Fried Green Tomatoes