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The Versatile and Delicious Tomatillos

Have you ever heard of the tomatillo? Don’t let its small size fool you – this little green fruit packs a punch! This versatile ingredient used in Mexican cooking for centuries, adding an earthy flavor to dishes like salsa verde and even desserts. Let’s explore tomatillos in the kitchen.

What is it?

Tomatillos are small, green fruits that are related to tomatoes and capsicums. They have a papery husk surrounding them which must be removed before using the fruit. The inside of a tomatillo is firm and tart but it does become sweeter when cooked. Tomatillos are often referred to as “green tomatoes” because of their similar appearance but they have an entirely different flavor profile than tomatoes.

Uses for

Used by Mexican cooks for centuries and they bring a unique flavor to dishes like salsas, soups, stews, sauces, casseroles, and more. Tomatillos eaten raw or lightly steamed as part of salads or side dishes. You can even use them in dessert recipes like cakes or muffins! The possibilities are endless with this versatile ingredient.

How to Select the Best Tomatillos

When selecting tomatillos at the store or market, look for ones that are bright green with no signs of bruising or discoloration on the skin. Make sure that the husk is still intact; if it has started to deteriorate then it means that the fruit is past its prime and won’t taste as good when cooked. If you can’t find fresh tomatillos in your area then canned versions work just as well!


The next time you’re looking for something new to add to your meal repertoire, why not try out some tomatillos? This tasty ingredient used in Mexican cooking for centuries and adds a unique flavor to dishes both savory and sweet! With so many uses for this versatile fruit, there’s no excuse not to give it a try today!

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