Every time I go to the farmers’ market I try to buy something new, something I haven’t cooked with yet. This week it was tomatillos. Tomatillos are a strange looking fruit. They look like small green tomatos, but they have a papery husk that you remove before using them.
I made a tomatillo salsa on Saturday to go with the breakfast tacos (with homemade tortillas!) I made for breakfast on Sunday. I adapted a recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. It was very easy to make.
- 1 pound tomatillos, husked
- 2 jalapeños, sliced in half and quatered
- 1 small onion, sliced
- a bunch of cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Place tomatillos in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes or so until the tomatillos turn a light green. Place tomatillos, jalapeños, onion, cilantro, and salt into a blender and puree. Place in refrigerator to chill before serving. Makes about 3 cups.