Recipe Salsa Tomatillo

Tomatillos - Those funny looking little "green tomatoes wrapped in a blanket" fruits is actually a vegetable and a member of the nightshade family.

Recipe Salsa Tomatillo

Recipe Salsa Tomatillo The tomatillo is a vegetable used in traditional Mexican cooking.

The tomatillo is an annual (plant that lives for only one growing season), and measures about 3 feet high and about 5 feet wide.Tomatillo Salsa.

The round yellow, green, or purple fruit is about 2 in diameter and has a purple-striped, papery skin and a tart taste.

Try Tomatillo Salsa with Red Bell Pepper.

 

Recipe Salsa Tomatillo

Ingredients for Recipe Salsa Tomatillo 1/2 lb. (about 4-6) tomatillos

  • 2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon. lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon. salt

Directions for Recipe Salsa Tomatillo
  1. Peel brown husk from tomatillos; rinse.
  2. In medium saucepan, cook tomatillos in small amount of boiling water.
  3. Reduce heat to medium; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until soft. Drain.
  4. Place cooked tomatillos in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade; process with on-off pulses just until smooth.
  5. Just before serving, in medium bowl combine tomatillos with remaining ingredients.
Serve with tacos, grilled chicken or tortilla chips. Makes about 1 cup. TIPS: A 16 ounce can tomatillos, drained, can be substituted for fresh tomatillos. After tomatillos are processed in blender, they can be refrigerated up to 1 day or frozen up to 3 months.

TOMATILLO SALSA

Ingredients for Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (3 1/2 oz.) cans green chilies, chopped
  • 4 (10 oz.) cans tomatillos, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 jalapenos, seeded and chopped

Directions for Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

  1. Saute garlic and onion in olive oil until onion is translucent and soft.
  2. Add green chilies, tomatillos, sugar, and jalapenos.
  3. Simmer 30 minutes.

Tomatillo Salsa with Red Bell Pepper

Ingredients for Tomatillo Salsa with Red Bell Pepper

  • 3/4 cup diced husked tomatillos* (about 8 med.)
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3 tablespoon. white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced seeded jalapeno chili

Directions for Tomatillo Salsa with Red Bell Pepper
  1. Puree 1/4 cup tomatillos in processor.
  2. Pour into medium bowl.
  3. Mix in remaining tomatillos and all ingredients.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.)
  5. A tomatillo resembles a green tomato with a paper-thin husk. Available at MexGrocer.com - Online grocery shopping store for Authentic Mexican food, cooking recipes and culture

Recipe Salsa Tomatillo