Can you name that little green fruit found in lots of tasty salsas, marinades, tacos and soups? The one that makes any meal — Mexican or not — a little zestier and a whole lot more amazing? Is it a tomato? A pepper? No, silly, that green orb in an onion-like film is, in fact, a tomatillo. Members of the tomato family, tomatillos are a bit more tart than tomatoes and add a huge boost to meat, tacos or any dish needing an extra oomph. Check out these 25 tasty tomatillo recipes that are sure to perk up your taste buds!
1. Black Bean + Corn Soup: Don’t be fooled by the liquid form. This hearty bowl is mighty filling thanks to the many ingredients you might recognize from your favorite Mexican dishes: tomatoes, tomatillos, corn, black beans, avocado, sour cream — the list goes on and on. (via The Wimpy Vegetarian)
8. Quinoa + Black Bean Burger With Tomatillo Guacamole: Each component of this “burger” is perfect and meat-free. (via Malibu Kitchen)
23. Butternut Squash + Mushroom Enchiladas: Vegetarians unite! Who says meat-eaters get to have all the fun? Doesn’t this combination of squash, mushroom, cheese and tomatillos sound delectable? (via Pinch of Yum)
What other meals would benefit from the addition of tomatillos? Dish up some ideas for us in the comments below!