We loooove Tomatillo Salsa in our home.
We planted some tomatillo plants in our garden this year, but we have yet to see them produce. They still look like this and it is getting to be the end of September.
Not really sure if we are going to get to harvest these guys this year. We had such a strange spring and summer… it stayed sooo cold for sooo long and I wonder if that is why these are late bloomers? Anyhow, we have had to buy our tomatillos at the store.
Someone out there is wondering “what is a tomatillo?” It is a tomato that grows in a outer husk and is green when it is ripe instead of red. It is not a sweet as a red tomato… but in a sauce it is amazing!
Here is how we make our tomatillo salsa:
6-7 large tomatillos
1/2 large red onion
3-4 serano chilis or jalapenos
Boil all of these ingredients in a large pot of water until the tomatillos turn bright green (trust me they change color alot) about 20 minutes.
Once boiled place into a food processor with 2-3 cups broth either chicken or vegetable whichever you prefer. This recipe is not an exact science because tomatillos come in different sizes… just add the amount of broth you wish to the consistancy you would like it to be.
After you add the broth blend until it is smooth.
If you want you can add 1 avocado to the food processor and blend. This makes it taste amazing and has a little bit of a creamy flavor, however, it will spoil more quickly if you add the avocado. We ussually only add the avocado if we are having company and are sure we are going to eat every bit of it that evening.
If you do not add the avocado it will keep in your fridge for about a week.
Delish! We put it on top of enchiladas and bake, on eggs, with chips, in sandwiches, or quesadillas. Mmmmmm.