Caliente Christmas Salsa

The best American name for this vegetable would probably be “Mexican green tomato”, but they actually taste nothing like regular tomatoes, In fact, the tomatillo is not a tomato at all. The tomatillo has a tart, lemony flavor that is enhance when cooked (especially roasted) and is an excellent base for salsas. While salsa (salsa verde) is the most popular way to enjoy tomatillo, they can be used in other ways. Tomatillos contain high amounts of vitamin A&C. Tomatillos are our #2 sales item!

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6 tomatillos, diced
5 ripe tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup minced onion
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 fresh cactus leaf, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch dice
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
6 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Combine the tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno peppers, cactus, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir gently to combine.

Serves 64.

From allrecipes.