They had tomatillos at the farmer’s market this weekend.

Tomatillos means salsa. So here you go.

Start with:

4-6 medium-sized tomatoes, cut up. It’s also fun to use 2 or 3 regular tomatoes and 2 or 3 roma.

However many tomatoes you used, use the same number of tomatillos, or however many you like.

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded. 2 if you like it hotter,3 if you like it hotter than that


handful of cilantro leaves (1/4 cup)

juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon

4 scallions cut up, just the bottom half. You can also use sweeter white onions.

Pile all the stuff into a food processor. Run it until everything is in little pieces. pour into a strainer to leech off some of the water from the tomatoes and make the stuff thicker. Put in bowl. Let the bowl sit in the fridge for 15-20min so things get nice and mixed up.

Eat with chips. No baked chips allowed. Some day I’ll learn how to make a cooked salsa.