16 Tomatillo Recipes

The Mexican husk tomato — it's got a way of enhancing flavor wherever it lands, and accepting spice like a best friend. While it's typically prepared by roasting and pureeing, these recipes will show you how to use up that salsa in unique ways, while keeping it whole for added texture in other dishes.

Tomatillo Chicken Tacos

"These were very good! My guests loved them, as did I."


Kiwi & Tomatillo Pico De Gallo

“The creative combination of sweet and savory makes this salsa the best dish to eat with tortilla chips, or as a topping on crispy fish tacos.”

-Rick M.

Tomatillo Chili Verde

Chile Verde — a favorite in Colorado - gains its rich green color from small, firm and tart tomatillos. Pork shoulder is slowly cooked until tender in the verdant broth - thinner than some bean-and-beef-based chilis.

Roasted Tomatillo Salmon

A perfect display for a crowd, and a deliciously flaky fish that is cooked tenderly.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

A five-ingredient dip that is a sure crowd-pleasing snack! Get the party started by serving this up with some fresh lime margaritas, with a chili powder-dusted rim.

Tomatillo Guacamole

A bright green dip to serve up as an appetizer before dinner, or even an afternoon snack. The cilantro brings out the vibrant color, and the tomatillos help loosen up the consistency.

Fried Tomatillo Caprese Stacks

When you're stuck between fried green tomatoes, Caprese salad and tomatillo salsa you need to drop everything and make these stacked salads — they'll satisfy every craving.

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp With Chunky Tomatillo Salsa & Tomato Vina

“Bacon-wrapped shrimp is a delicious combination as is, but pairing it with a salsa and vinaigrette puts this recipe over-the-top!”


Shrimp & Tomatillo Quesadillas

“I loved these for a light supper. I’ll have them many times again."

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Tomatillo Sauce

“I’ve made this several times with black bean and veggie enchiladas, subbing veggie broth for the chicken broth. I love this!”


Purple Tomatillo Salsa

“This is a raw salsa. Yes, a raw purple salsa. Mexico meets Japan. Shiso is a member of the mint family. A touch of red wine brings the color to the salsa!”


Green Chile Sliders With Tomatillo Lime Sauce

"Fantastic! I served these with an assortment of pickles and olives with tortilla chips. Definitely a repeat.”


Tomatillo Posole

“I loved trying different versions of posole, and this was absolutely delicious. It turned out very well. It won't be the last time I to eat this.”


Green Apple & Tomatillo Cornbread Dressing

“This is a mix of fruit and vegetables in the dressing, and it’s made to cook alone. You can add chicken or fish to top, then dress them with sauce!”

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Green Jalapeno & Tomatillo Chicken Enchiladas

“I loved the enchiladas! They have a more authentic taste than other recipes I've tried. I’m so happy that I found this recipe. I will definitely make this again!”


Chicken Tomatillo Chili

"This recipe was easy to make, and it came out delicious!"