Recipe Roundup: Tomatillos
You may have noticed a peculiar-looking green globe wrapped in a papery skin in your online farmstand this week and wondered: “What is that?” This lovely summer produce find is a tomatillo, a fruit that is part of the nightshade family, which tomatoes also belong to, but the tomatillo is more closely related to the gooseberry.
There is a good chance you’ve eaten tomatillos in salsa verde served with tortilla chips, but don’t hesitate to put them center stage, as they are in our Oven Fried Tomatillos or our Roasted Tomatillo Chickpea Curry. Today we are excited to share 8 of our favorite farm fresh tomatillo recipes that we hope you will enjoy.
Storage Tip: Make sure to store tomatillos in a paper bag in the refrigerator and they’ll last for a few weeks. When you’re ready to prep them, remove the parchment-like husks and rinse the fruits thoroughly to remove any stickiness or dirt from them.
SPICY TOMATILLO BLOODY MARY
These Bloody Marys with tomatillos are spicy and delicious — the perfect brunch accompaniment, but it works well with lunch and happy hour as well. Click here for the recipe.
A delicious and tangy alternative to traditional guacamole. Click here for the recipe.
BLACK BEAN, TOMATILLO AND CORN SOUP
Hearty and delicious, this soup has amazing flavor and depth from the tomatillos. Click here for the recipe.
Tomatillos are a delicious and sturdy substitute for green tomatoes and this version doesn’t disappoint. Click here for the recipe.
TOMATILLO SALAD WITH WATERMELON AND STRAWBERRY
This is an easy and refreshing salad, perfect on those hot summer days. Tomatillos are a perfect accompaniment to the sweet and juicy watermelon and strawberries. Click here for the recipe.
CREAMY TOMATILLO DRESSING
Though we love this as a salad dressing, it’s also great as cream sauce for tacos or a veggie dip! Click here for the recipe.
ROASTED TOMATILLO CHICKPEA CURRY
Simple, easy and versatile, this tomatillo curry is a new favorite weeknight rotation. Serve over rice or quinoa and feel free to add some chicken or shrimp if desired. Click here for the recipe.
TOMATILLO SALSA VERDE
Roasted tomatillos, jalapeños and onions give this tomatillo salsa (or salsa verde) a delicious and complex flavor. We love dipping chips in it, but it also works well as a green enchilada sauce. Click here for the recipe.
How To Add Farm Stand products to Your Delivery:
Full Circle members – head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 6 pm on your cutoff date. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button “Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products” to add farm products to your delivery.
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