Recipe: Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Try this refreshing and nutritious dip
A bowl of salsa with tortilla chips ready to dip

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. It’s a refreshing change from red tomato salsa that has a smoky, fresh fragrant aroma and taste!

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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
¾ teaspoon salt


  1. Place quartered tomatillos in boiling water. Boil for two 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, jalapeño, 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 one 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

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