Tomatillo Salsa

The tomatillo is a plant of the nightshade family, related to the cape gooseberry, bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name. Tomatillos originated in Mexico, and are a staple of that country’s cuisine.

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Yield: 3 cups


  • 2 cups diced tomatillo
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste


Stir together first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour. Season with salt to taste.

Recipe from Southern Living, 2008