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Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

Serve this salsa to spoon onto fish tacos.

This recipe goes with Loews Grilled-Fish Tacos

Sunset JULY 1997

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 1/2 pound tomatillos
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 fresh serrano chili, stemmed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper


1. In a 2- to 3-quart pan over high heat, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Husk and rinse tomatillos, then add to boiling water. Cook until barely soft when pressed, about 5 minutes.

2. Drain tomatillos and immerse in ice water. When cool, in about 3 minutes, purée in a blender or food processor. Pour purée into a bowl.

3. Add red onion, chili, lime juice, and cilantro and mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 2.8
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 0.3mg

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