Tomatillo Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables
(also called Green Tomatoes & Mexican Tomatoes)

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TOMATILLOS: THE BASICS
Pronounced [toe-muh-TEE-yo] in the singular and [toe-muh-TEE-yoz] in the plural. Other Names for a Tomatillo. Also called husk tomato, jamberry, husk cherry, Mexican tomato and Mexican green tomato.

The Season. The tomatillo season is mid to late summer. Fruit or Vegetable? A tomatillo is actually a fruit. Like the tomato, the tomatillo belongs to the nightshade family. A Tomatillo Is NOT a Green Tomato. A tomatillo does resemble a small green tomato in size, shape and appearance. However, a tomatillo isn't a tomato. It isn't even a green tomato (that is, an immature and unripe tomato). Size-wise, tomatillos can be as small as a golf ball, as large as a baseball. Parchment Covering. A tomatillo has a thin parchment-like covering which should be removed before eating or cooking. Vegetables 101. For much more information about tomatillos, including information about growing, taste and photographs of the outer papery and inedible husk and the inner edible fruit, please see Vegetables 101: What Is a Tomatillo?.

TOMATILLO NUTRITION INFORMATION


What's your favorite tomatillo recipe? or what tomatillo recipe did you hope to find here? I'm always looking for new ones, especially healthy tomatillo recipes. Leave me a quick note in the comments! ~Alanna



HEY TOMATILLO LOVERS! WHAT SOUNDS GOOD?
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Tomatillos: BASIC TIPS & TECHNIQUES
The outer, papery husk is inedible and should be removed before cooking. The inner fruit, the tomatillo, is covered with a sticky residue, it should be washed off right away. Some times, grocery stores take care of these first two steps.

NEW to Tomatillos? START WITH A GREEN CHILE BURGER!
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Green Chili Burgers

CLASSIC RECIPES for Tomatillos
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Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)

PERSONAL FAVORITES
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Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin

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Veggie Burritos with Cilantro Sauce

BEST Tomatillo Recipes for WEIGHT WATCHERS
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Crustless Quiche with Greens & Garden Vegetables
Homemade Guacamole with Tomatillos
Raw Tomatillo Salad with Blueberries
Weight Watchers Mexican "Zero" Points Soup



JUST Tomatillos, NO MORE
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RAW Tomatillo Recipes
Raw Tomatillo Salad with Blueberries 10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb6

PICKLED Tomatillo Recipes
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ROASTED Tomatillo Recipes
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Tomatillos in SAUCES
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Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)

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Turkey on Pita with Tomatillo Sauce 15min/30min – WW5



TOMATILLOS in EVERY COURSE


Tomatillos for BREAKFAST
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Tomatillos in APPETIZERS
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Homemade Guacamole with Tomatillos 30min/30min – WW1/WW4 – NetCarb1/2/5
Roasted Nopalito Tomatillo Salsa 20min/45min – WW0

Tomatillos in SALADS
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Raw Tomatillo Salad with Blueberries 10min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb6

Tomatillos in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
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Microwave Green Beans with Tomatillo Salsa Dressing 20min/20min – WW1 – NetCarb6

Tomatillos in SOUP
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Chilled Tomatillo & Cucumber Soup 50min/4hrs – WW1
Weight Watchers Mexican "Zero Points" Soup 40min/60min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6

Tomatillos in SANDWICHES
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Turkey on Pita with Tomatillo Sauce 15min/30min – WW5
Veggie Burritos with Cilantro Sauce 30min/30min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb19

Tomatillos in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin

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Crustless Quiche with Greens & Garden Vegetables 35min/60min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb6



MOVING BEYOND THE STOVE & OVEN


Tomatillos on the GRILL
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Tomatillos in the MICROWAVE
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Tomatillos in the SLOW COOKER
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Tomatillos in the STOVETOP SMOKER
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A Veggie Venture is home of tomatillo lover and 'veggie evangelist' Alanna Kellogg and the
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