Fresh 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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  • 1 pound tomatillos (husks removed), washed and quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chile (ribs and seeds removed, for less heat), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Coarse salt

Makes 2 1/2 cups.