Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tomatillo & Corn Salsa

Ever since I was introduced to homemade tomatillo salsa, I have been craving more tomatillo recipes! I recently learned how wonderful tomatillo salsa is, thanks to the sweet potato taco recipe that Paladar restaurant shared with me. 

Let me tell you a bit about the tomatillo. The tomatillo belongs to the tomato family. It looks like a small green tomato, but it has a paper husk around it. It has an amazing flavor, with subtle hints of lemon, apple, and herbs. Yummy! 

Corn pairs very nicely with the flavors of the tomatillo. If you get fresh corn, it is in season right now, so it is full of sweetness. I enjoyed this salsa with some grilled quesadillas, and I bet it would also taste great with your favorite tortilla chips. Enjoy! 

Recipe for Tomatillo & Corn Salsa
4 medium tomatillos, husks removed
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, stems and all
2 jalapeƱo peppers, seeded and deveined
Corn kernels, from 6 cooked ears of corn (or from one 10-oz package of frozen sweet corn, cooked)
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and Pepper

Put the tomatillos, cilantro, and jalapeƱos in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until it reaches a salsa-like consistency. Pour into a serving bowl.

If using the frozen corn, cook according to package directions. Drain completely and cool.
If using fresh corn, follow this tutorial on how to get corn off the cob; if needed.

Add the corn into the tomatillo mixture, and squeeze in the lime juice. Mix, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Serve with quesadillas, tortilla chips, or anything else that you can think of! 


  1. Costco has a roasted tomatillo recipe in this month's Costco Connection:

  2. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Love the corn salsa recipe. It is so good.


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