Recipe: Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Try this refreshing and nutritious dip
Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe

Serve this beautiful green salsa the next time you gather friends and family to watch the game! Tomatillos, which resemble green tomatoes, have a thin, parchment-like husk that you remove before boiling.

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1 pound husked tomatillos, washed and quartered
1 jalapeno chili pepper, seeded and chopped
½ white onion, halved
1 bunch cilantro, stems and leaves
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
3/4 teaspoons salt


  1. Place quartered tomatillos in boiling water. Boil for 2 minutes or until fork-tender. (Don’t overcook.) Drain the tomatillos but save 3-4 tablespoons of the water, if needed later to thin the mixture. Cool the tomatillos.
  2. Place tomatillos, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, garlic, paprika and salt in blender or food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. If mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon of the saved water.
  3. Can mix in 1 avocado, sliced, and ½ cup red cherry tomatoes if desired, at the end. Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

1 serving = about 1/3 cup

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Calories 45
Total fat 1.5g
Saturated fat 0g
Trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 450mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g

From the book Us! Our life. Our Health. Our Legacy. by Linda Bradley, MD and Margaret McKenzie, MD

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