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Tomatillo salsa

One of the few “personalities” still worth watching on Food Network is, in my opinion, Tyler Florence. His recipes tend to be good and are something one realistically can put together in less than 30 minutes on a weekday. It is also entertaining to watch his weigh fluctuate with each series, but that’s neither here nor there.

A few weeks ago we saw him put together a tomatillo salsa that looked very refreshing and summer-y. And seeing that we’re tired of the cold, it made sense to put something like it together as a reminder of warmer weather. I say “something like it” as I pretty much just put it together by memory after watching the show. It goes a little something like this:

Tyler Florence Tomatillo Salsa Remixed


  • 5 tomatillos

  • 1 small onion

  • 1 jalapeno (more if you want, but this isn’t really meant to be spicy)

  • 10 cloves of garlic (originally a lot less, but who doesn’t like garlic?!)

  • A couple of handfuls of cilantro

  • Salt


Boil water.

Chop the onion into large chunks and remove seeds and stems from jalapeno. Drop them with the tomatillo into the boiling water.

When the tomatillos are getting soft, pull all the vegetables out and run them under cold water. Remove the pot from the burner.

Drop the vegetables alongside the cilantro and garlic into a blender. Ladle in a bit of water from the pot, and salt to taste.

Blend to desired consistency.

Like I mentioned, this is a mild salsa, yet very refreshing and versatile.