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Tomatillo Salsa Recipe-13026

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Tomatillos, which are not related to tomatoes, have a fruity, fresh flavor that complements most any food or dish they accompany.

Yield: About 1½ cups, or 4 servings
Prep time: 15 Minutes


  • About 8 ounces fresh tomatillos (1½ cups husked)
  • 1 fresh jalapeno
  • 1 1-inch wedge fresh onion (about ¼ cup) onion
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves (including tops of stalks)
  • Salt (optional)




1. Pour about an inch of water into a saucepan with a lid and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, husk the tomatillos, rinse, and cut the larger ones to be the same size as the others for even cooking.

2. Cook the tomatillos for 5 to 7 minutes, until fork-tender. Drain, reserving some of the liquid. Place the tomatillos, jalapeño, onion, and cilantro in a blender or food processor and process until pureed. Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding salt and more jalapeño or cilantro, if desired.

© 1998 Jane Butel

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is provided by the author.

Per serving: Calories 23, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 4 mg, Fiber 1 g, Fat 1 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 2 mg.


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