Tomatillo Recipes

Tomatillos are great in everything from fresh salsas to chilis and tacos. Try one of our great recipes today!

Staff Picks

Chile Rellenos Pie

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Chile Rellenos without all the mess, but all the flavor. Good for company! Excellent for a buffet table! Variations include adding small chopped cooked shrimp or chopped cooked crab to the filling for an excellent brunch dish. Monterey jack cheese may be used instead of Mexican-style cheese.

Green Avocado Salsa

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This is the ultimate fresh, green salsa. The addition of avocado gives it a wonderful creaminess!

Ancho Chile Fettuccini with Cilantro-Tomatillo Cream Sauce

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Rather than make fettuccine colored with spinach or tomatoes, I wanted to create something with color AND flare. Here is my idea. Try serving with grilled skewered chicken and mushrooms, marinated with lime, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.

Three Chile Dry Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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A wonderful vegan Three Chile Tomatillo Salsa. The tomatillos and chiles are dry roasted (slightly blackened) in an iron skillet giving it a wonderful flavor. Great for green chilaquiles.

Original Green Salsa

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This is great, green salsa that everyone asks me to make. I have made it several times and just recently had the best batch ever!

Authentic Mole Sauce

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Hot chiles and rich chocolate make this authentic mole sauce perfect for topping stewed meats or enchiladas.

White Bean Chicken Chili

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This recipe was passed down from a friend, and now it is one of our favorites! It's great to make whenever there is left over chicken or turkey around! We pray for colder weather in California just so we can make this soup! You can substitute additional diced tomatoes for the tomatillos. If you would like the soup to be spicier, you can add some red chili flakes or salsa. Serve with these toppings for people to choose from: limes, cilantro, cheese, avocado, sour cream, and tortilla chips.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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This authentic Mexican salsa verde has a fabulous flavor. Use it on chicken enchiladas or as a condiment for any dish that needs a little extra zip!

Pork Chili Verde (Green Pork Chili)

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This chili verde was one of the first recipes I ever learned. It comes out great even if you don't brown the meat, but I think doing so always adds extra flavor so I usually do it.
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Enchiladas Verdes

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I learned this recipe from an amazing cook from Puebla. I've been perfecting it for over 15 years and realized that it was time to share it when my foodie friends tried to drink the sauce out of the saucepan. I use the roasted or baked chicken from the grocery store. I did it once only to save time, but found that they are tastier. Be conservative with the cream and the cheese. Do not use sour cream!

Mexina Salsa Verde

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If you love to kick up your favorite dishes - this is the perfect sauce! It is very easy, fast and delicious!

Carne en su Jugo (Meat in its Juices)

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One of Guadalajara's favorites. Small pieces of flank steak are cooked in their juices, then mixed with whole beans and crispy crumbled bacon. It makes me feel at home!

Inspiration and Ideas

Tomatillo Soup

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This is a great soup that can be spiced up or tamed down depending on your individual taste. Keep in mind that you if can not purchase fresh tomatillos at your local grocery store you can substitute with canned tomatillos, drained and chopped. Try garnishing with sour cream, as indicated in the recipe. Top with a leaf of cilantro.

Roasted Tomatillo and Garlic Salsa

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Tomatillos, lots of garlic and spicy jalapenos charred under the broiler give this salsa a rich, earthy flavor. If you like your salsa very hot, added roasted Jamaican scotch bonnets instead of the jalapeno.

Instant Pot® Chile Verde

This Mexican pork stew comes out tender and flavorful in your Instant Pot®. Serve with rice and beans or in tortillas as tacos.