Pineapple Tomatillo 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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Seville orange juice:

2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 tsp grapefruit zest

1 cup cooked and pureed tomatillos
1 cup pineapple, diced into 1/2″ pieces
1/2 cup red onion, minced
2 tsp. garlic puree
1 Tbsp. canned chipotles, minced
3/4 tsp. fine sea salt
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 tsp. minced epazote
1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped


Mix together a “Seville orange juice” from the first four salsa ingredients.

Stir together the Seville orange juice with the rest of the salsa ingredients.

This is excellent with broiled tuna.

Recipe from Chile Pepper Magazine.