Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
Preparation Time: 15 minutes plus chilling time
  • 7 medium tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat broiler. Remove tomatillo husks, rinse under running water then wipe to remove stickiness. Place tomatillos in a single layer on a baking sheet with sides. Broil until slightly charred, turning once, about 7-8 minutes. Cool on baking sheet. Place tomatillos with juice in blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend to a chunky pureé. Chill for at least an hour to allow flavors to blend. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
 
Serves:
5
 
½ Cup of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
 
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 25
Total Fat: 0.6g
Saturated Fat: 0.1g
% of Calories from Fat: 18%
% of Calories from Saturated Fat: 3%
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sodium: 61mg
 
Each serving provides: A good source of vitamin C.

Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
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