Tomatillo Recipe Collection

Tomatillo Recipe Collection – Cooking with Tomatillos

lots of tomatillos piled into a large basket

The best tomatillo recipe collection out there.   I highly recommend introducing a tomatillo recipe to your dinner plans this week. Check out some delicious options for enchiladas, soups, chile verde, salsa verdes, guacamoles and more! 

The fruit of the tomatillo is green and about the size of a large cherry tomato.  The inside is white and meatier than a tomato.  They grow to maturity inside of a husk.  They can range in size from about an inch in diameter to the size of apricots.  They are covered by a papery husk which may range from the pale green color of the fruit itself to a light grocery-bag brown.  The husks are inedible and should be removed before use. Learn how to cook with tomatillos with this well rounded tomatillo recipe collection.

 Learn about Tomatillos and how to use them.


Enchiladas con Salsa Verde (Enchiladas with Green Sauce)
Salsa Verde is to Mexican cuisine what tomato sauce is to Italian food.  Salsa verde is similar to red salsa, except that instead of using red tomatoes, it uses the small green tomatillo.

Enchilada Suizas
The translation of this dish literally means Swiss Enchiladas.  This is a version of the signature dish at Samborn’s Restaurant in Mexico City, the one in the Casa de Azulejos (House of Tiles) in Mexico City’s historic central district.  Some people say it was created as a “tourist” type meal.  Calling the dish “Swiss” was a tribute to the large amount of cheese and cream, which is used in the recipe.

Jazzy Pork Tenderloin in Slow Cooker
This is an easy-to-prepare pork tenderloin roast recipes.

Mike’s Bachelor-Style Enchiladas

A very simple dish to make, however simple can be good, and these definitely are good.  They are also quick, easy, and do not mess up every pot in the kitchen.

Pork Chile Verde
As soon as I took a bite, I was immediately reminded of a meal my best friend’s mother used to always have stewing on the stove and referred to it as her peppers.  We used to eat this with homemade tortillas enjoying the spicy and comforting flavors.  I just had to learn to make this meal, and spent an evening quizzing Jesse on all the steps to prepare this dish.

Roasted Chile Pepper & Tomatillo Salsa
Fiery hot salsa – for those you like salsa hot!  So good and so addicting!

Salsa Verde
Salsa Verde is to Mexican cuisine what tomato sauce is to Italian food.  It is most popular use is as a chip dip, but also used as a sauce on meats.

Smokey Toasted Arbol (or Guajillo) Salsa
This is not your usual salsa.  It is rusty red, very spicy, and perfect for drizzling over tacos, eggs, or anything cooked on your grill.

Spicy Chicken and Tomatillo Soup
I created this delicious soup Mexican-style soup because I had too many tomatillos in my garden. I figured there had to be something else to make with them other than a salsa and I was right! Make this wonderful soup for your family.

Tomatillo-Avocado Guacamole
This recipe is courtesy of Betty Forner and Trey Forner of Vancouver, Washington.  I first tasted this outstanding guacamole at our friend’s Louisiana Crawfish Boil.

Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa
This is kind of like a salsa verde, but with the addition of avocado.  This salsa is so good and very addictive!

Tomatillo and Cucumber Gazpacho Soup
I am a huge fan of Gazpacho soup in the summertime which is a cold tomato-based raw vegetable soup.  I also love Salsa Verde and cucumbers, so I decided to change up the ingredients for traditional gazpacho and make a tomatillo-cucumber version.  I pureed the tomatillo with some additional vegetables for a nice smooth texture that reminds me of the flavors of Salsa Verde.  I also diced up the rest of the vegetables to add in, since I enjoy the crunchy texture of raw vegetables.  This resulted in a very tasty and refreshing summer soup to keep cool during the hot summer evening.  Top the soup with shrimp and fresh mozzarella cheese and you have a nice light dinner.  My husband gave this soup a big thumbs up!



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