How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Tomatillos
With tomatillos, the fruit inside the papery husk is eaten. The leaves, husk, and stem are toxic and shouldn’t be eaten. Before eating the fruit, be sure to scrub the fruit clean of any sticky husk residue. Do not remove the green peeling.
They can be eaten raw or cooked, though many people find the flavor too sour and pungent to eat raw. If you boil them for about 8 minutes in water, they’ll become more tender and lemony tart. Blend to make salsa verde or slice to add to recipes.
For an easy salsa, chop up tomatillos (remove the stem part), and add to a skillet with sautéed garlic and onion. Cook tomatillos for about 6 to 8 minutes, until tender and slightly browned. That’s it! We love salsa with tortillas, tacos, fish, chicken, beans, and cheese.