Farmers’ market pick of the week: Tomatillos

Recipe #228

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.

Tomatillo Salsa

  • 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.


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