Monday, July 25, 2016

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

I love when I find a new blogger and immediately fall in love with their recipes and flavor choices. This happened several months ago when I "met" Jessica at Oregon Transplant. I have been lovin' on her blog, and her recipes! She even inspired me to try a new food. Tomatillos.  Guess what? I love them! It took me a while to find a decent tomatillo living in this area, but ever since I did, 
I am hooked!

I tend to not do a lot of grocery shopping at Walmart, but that is where I found the best selection of tomatillos. I found some at a large grocery store I enjoy shopping at when in town, but I didn't feel that they were of the best quality. I am glad I thought to check at Walmart because they were definitely better! No compensation here at all to Walmart, just a shopping tip to help anyone who may be in a more rural setting like I am. Another thing that I liked since I had never even seen a tomatillo before was that Walmart had "tips" above the bin of the veggie telling you how to buy the best ones. How cool is that? Here is a link to a site with some info on tomatillos for anyone else that is new to them.

I knew I had to share this recipe with you when I realized I had served this the last couple times we had company. Then last week my mom was asked if I had this recipe on the blog yet! Oops... Time to share!

This Fresh Tomatillo Salsa is so easy to prepare. It's light refreshing flavor is especially perfect for hot summer nights when you don't want a heavy meal. Chips and salsa anyone?

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

8-9 fresh tomatillos, Husks removed, cleaned, and chopped
1 fresh jalapeno, deseeded, deveined, and chopped (more if you want spicier)
2 cloves garlic
1 handful fresh cilantro
1 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
1 - 2 tsp salt

Place all ingredients in food processor.  Pulse until desired consistency is reached. Taste, and add more salt if necessary.  Enjoy immediately or store in airtight container in refrigerator.


  1. I too love tomatillos. Your salsa looks GREAT, Kris.

  2. That looks soooo good! It is hard to find some of the more exotic ingredients when you live in a small town. It makes it even more fun when you find a good source though! This looks delicious and I love Jessica too. I hope you had a great weekend!

  3. I LOVE tomatillos! They are so fresh and delicious! Your recipe looks so good - a must make! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm so glad you liked the recipe! I'm also glad you posted this, I think I'm going to need to make some for my family while they are still here! :-) Your pictures turned out awesome too!

    Have a great week Kris!

  5. Now YOU are introducing ME to something I've yet to try! Yup....though I see them all the time, I've never had a tomatillo! This salsa looks super refreshing and I'm definitely going to give tomatillos a try! :)

  6. We love green salsa (my husband actually prefers it over red) and this recipe sounds so tasty! Thanks for sharing and I'm heading over to check out Jessica's blog now :)

  7. And your photos are so fun. Love the Leinenkugel glass.

  8. you know, i hardly ever see tomatillos in anything besides salsa, and i'm okay with that--they're excellent that way! great recipe. :)

  9. I wish I had a big bowl of that right now! Tomatillos are wonderful, and I like the fact that you were generous with the cilantro and lime juice - it's a magical combination!

  10. I don't shop there often, either, but since my folks live in a small town, sometimes we'll drive over to Walmart, usually when we need some stupid thing...and then if there's something we need, we'll walk over to the grocery aisle. Sometimes it's surprising what they have.

    Your salsa sounds amazing - I love the way you served it up, too. Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!