Eat: Green (Tomato-less) Tomatillo Salsa

tomatillo_salsaNext time you go to a summer BBQ, volunteer to bring some of this ^^ tomato-less salsa along! I love it, my Aunt made it all the time, and her daughter finally gave me the secret recipe. Tomatillo’s are not as sweet as tomatoes, but give a zangy twist to the traditional red, tomato salsa.

tomatillo This is a tomatillo ^^ It usually has a big leaf around it, in this picture I’ve already torn it off.

tomatillo_salsa2 All you need is:

  • half an onion
  • 12-15 tomatillos
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • cilantro (optional)
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • a few pinches of salt


Cube onions  tomatillos (to make it easier to blend), and put in blender. Then add lemon juice, garlic, cilantro & jalapeno. Add salt to taste (I added very little salt because the tortilla chips already so salty!). Enjoy!

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  1. GASP! HanaLEI!!!! My SECRET FAMILY RECIPE?? You are in biiiiig trouble.

    Actually, whatevs, it’s totally fine. Also, I make mine a little bit differently than yours, so I guess you didn’t COMPLETELY give it away. Loves!!

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