Tomatillo Salsa

A delicious quick fresh finger licking salsa also known as ” salsa verde ‘

Tomatillos are also called “tomate verde” in Mexico (which means green tomato) and are considered a staple in Mexican cooking.  Tomatillo is a member of the nightshade family, related to tomatoes. It now grows everywhere in the Western Hemisphere and is common in Texas gardens.

The fruit of the tomatillo is green and about the size of a large cherry tomato. The inside is white and meatier than a tomato. They grow to maturity inside of a husk. They can range in size from about an inch in diameter to the size of apricots. They are covered by a papery husk which may range from the pale green color of the fruit itself to a light grocery-bag brown. The husks are inedible and should be removed before use.

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  • 4-5 fresh Tomatillos
  • 1 plum tomato or greenhouse tomato
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 2 scallions washed
  • 5-6 sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • 1 Jalepeno (more if want more spicy)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato puree
  • salt to taste


  1. Put everything in the food processor except salt .
  2. Add salt just before serving otherwise it becomes too watery.
  3. Serve with purple corn chips or regular corn chips.

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