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Tomatillo 2

 

Does that tomato have a husk? Yes it does, which fits perfectly with my “weird food” obsession right now. It’s a tomatillo, and it makes the best green salsa ever! Tomatillos have a nice tart flavor very unlike a tomato. They sometimes have a sticky exterior because the fruit fills and bursts through the husk. Tomatillos contain vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, iron and some fiber.

It is not an unripe/green tomato but rather a member of the tomato family and it’s ripe when it’s green.

Tomatillo 1

Tomatillo Salsa

  • 6 medium tomatillos, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/4 white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno, chopped (adjust seeds/membrane for heat)
  • 1 tsp of coconut vinegar or lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
    *Seasonings to taste*
  • pink salt
  • white pepper
  • cumin
  • chipotle chili powder

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and process in food processor. Add red tomatoes for Salsa Cruda.

The coconut vinegar helps the salsa stay fresher for longer and adds to the zip, that the lime I didn’t have on hand, would have offered. And coconut vinegar is an amazing vinegar with no coconut taste. I was also nervous using them raw since so many recipes boiled them in advance, but I was not disappointed. This was the easiest and most delicious salsa I’ve had in a while.

I will certainly try this vegan Cashew Tomatillo Sauce!!

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