Tomatillos are Perfect for Mexican-Style Cooking

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Have you ever used tomatillos while cooking before?

If you aren’t familiar with these little green guys, they are often used in Mexican gastronomy. Similar in look to a regular tomato, they come from the same family and have been used in cooking in the territory since before the arrival of Europeans.

Tomatillos are an excellent choice if you want to add a little bit of flavor and color to your Mexican cooking.

One of the best uses for tomatillos is salsa verde. This green salsa, which is fantastic when paired with tortilla chips or with carnitas, is one of my favorite sauces that comes from Mexico. Its sour, light taste with a slight spice makes it a great pick for summer.

If you get a riper-than-average tomatillo, you’ll find that it will be a little bit sweeter and more palatable on its own than the ones used in salsa verde. You can use it as a substitute for regular, green tomatoes to garnish tacos or nachos, or even to put in a salad with Mexican touches!

Go crazy with tomatillos! They’re a great choice if you want to spice up your next Mexican meal.