Tomatillo Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Rating: 4.56 stars
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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!

Carne en su Jugo (Meat in its Juices)

Rating: 4.86 stars
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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!

Green Avocado Salsa

Rating: 4.43 stars
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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

Rating: 3.27 stars
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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

Rating: 4.79 stars
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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

Rating: 4.38 stars
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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!

Chile Rellenos Pie

Rating: 4.06 stars
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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.

Authentic Mole Sauce

Rating: 4.49 stars
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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

Rating: 4.69 stars
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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.

Mile High Green Chili

Rating: 4.57 stars
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Green chili is a Colorado favorite, it's always a crowd pleaser when we have out-of-state visitors. Roasting your veggies first gives this recipe a deeper level of flavor. This can be served over rice as a main course, stuffed in enchiladas, or over potatoes and eggs.

Pork Stew in Green Salsa (Guisado de Puerco con Tomatillos)

Rating: 4.8 stars
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My Mexican husband was shocked at how authentic this recipe was to his mom's and grandmother's recipe. This is a delicious, not too spicy, authentic Mexican pork stew that is easy to make and a recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy. Serve with Spanish rice and warm tortillas.

Carne en su Jugo (Meat in its Juices)

Rating: 4.86 stars
127
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!
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Inspiration and Ideas

12 Dinners That Start With Fresh Tomatillos
Looking for a crowd-pleasing way to use a bounty of tomatillos? You're in luck!

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.7 stars
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These enchiladas are made with a fresh green salsa, just like you would find in a Mexican restaurant or better yet, in a Mexican home.