Friday, August 28, 2009


Tomatillos are a fun little fruit that is often used in Mexican cooking. They grow on a bush somewhat similar to a tomato, but they're not really that similar.

They are covered with a little husk and are ready to pick when the green husk begins to warm to a yellowish hue.

The husk peels off very easily, leaving a slightly sticky, smooth green pingpong ball sized fruit. They taste a wee bit sweet and a wee bit citrusy and are somewhat crisp.

I used a handful of them in this delicious salad, Tomato and Herb Salad with Fresh Chive Cheese. I happened to have some homemade lemon cheese on hand (with dill in it) so used that. I'd recommend feta if you don't make your own cheese. This is a great summer salad when the tomatoes and herbs are going strong. Mmm.


  1. Huh, the Mexican neighbor who taught me about tomatillos said they have to be cooked. I'll have to try it this way.

  2. check out this site for info on tomatillos