(toe muh TEE yo) A small, olive green fruit that's covered with a thin, papery, brown husk, which is removed before using. Despite the name and appearance, tomatillos are not related to tomatoes. Their texture is like that of a firm tomato (with lots of seeds), and their flavor is rather acidic with hints of lemon and apple.


  1. Tomatillo Gazpacho

    This tomatillo -based gazpacho is gorgeously green with a tart flavor that complements the sweet shrimp and salty olives. Make this meatless by substituting ricotta salata or feta for the shrimp. Serve with: Cheese quesadillas.

  2. Tangy Tomatillo -Cumin Salsa

    The jalapeno in this tomatillo -based salsa is a good source of vitamin C and can be either mild or fiery (depending on whether you leave in the seeds). Tim Cushman prefers it fiery: "I like it when food is so spicy that it makes me sweat and cry," he says. The freshly ground cumin seeds in the ...

  3. Grilled Tomatillo Tuna Steaks

    Here's an easy way to add a burst of fresh flavor to grilled tuna steaks. Prepared tomatillo salsa is the secret ingredient adds lots of flavor without a lot of work. Fire up the grill and give this delicious dish a try.

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  1. Tomatillo Green Sauce: Minimal Ingredients, Maximum Flavor

    Wed, 19 Feb 2014

    The standout ingredient in this take on a traditional Mexian green sauce is the tomatillo . If you've never cooked with tomatillos, you're missing out.

  2. Fiesta! Your Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    Mon, 30 Apr 2012

    chips you can find. Margarita-Marinated Grilled Steak with Tomatillo Salsa Extend the margarita madness with these margarita ..... but you can substitute flank steak if you have to.) The tomatillo salsa would be great with anything (it's always fun to

  3. Fruity Guacamole Recipes to Try Now

    Thu, 19 Jun 2014

    incredible guacamole appetizers with pineapple (piña guacamole with pickled pineapple, scallions, lime, charred jalapeño, tomatillo , and thyme) and mango (with jícama, chipotle, and pico de gallo). The sweetness of the fruit is a playful contrast

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Tomatillo Chicken Enchiladas with Chickpea Salad

    Tue, 4 Oct 2011

    tortillas are gone. When all enchiladas are made, pour the tomatillo salsa over the top of enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining ..... sauce is bubbling. Serve hot with sour cream and remaining tomatillo salsa and chips. For extra fun, we had leftover Chickpea salad. No

  2. Chicken Tomatillo and Chile Soup

    Sun, 16 Oct 2011

    stocks of their choice – so you have no excuse to not to whip up a pot of my braised Short Ribs or.... this Chicken Tomatillo and Chile Soup -which by the way is one of my new favorites and one of my better experiments. I was cleaning out the vegetable bin

  3. Tomatillo and Tomato Salad

    Sat, 15 Aug 2015

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How To

  1. How to Make Guacamole

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    Guacamole These spicy bean cakes, which are topped with guacamole, are filling enough to make a main dish. Turkey with Tomatillo Guacamole Lean turkey meat gets a flavor boost from spices and a simple avocado topper in this dinner recipe.

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