Tomatillo Salsa

Serve this salsa to spoon onto fish tacos.


Makes 1 1/2 cups

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Nutritional Information

Calories 2.8
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Protein 0.1 g
Fat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 0.5 g
Sodium 0.3 mg


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.


July 1997