The tomatillo is a small fruit in the tomato family that grows enclosed in a husk. When peeled, the fruit resembles a small unripe tomato and is usually green or
yellow. The yellow color indicates ripeness, however, tomatillos are usually used when they are still green. Green tomatillos are firmer and
easier to slice. The husk that holds the fruit is paper-like and is
light brown. The flesh is slightly acidic with a hint of lemon.
The tomatillo is a great addition to soups, salsas, stews. Tomatillo was included in my previously posted Tortilla Soup recipe.