Prep: Tomatillos

If you’re not from the southwest, you may not know what a tomatillo is.  Well, let me introduce you to this delicious beauty!

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Recently, the fantabulous POW-WOW offered a huge bounty of tomatillos.  I was thrilled!  First step – cut tomatillos in quarters.  Second – place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking oil.  Third – drizzle with olive oil.  Fourth – add 2-3 fresh jalapenos (quartered) and 2 cloves of fresh garlic (chopped).  Place in 400 degree oven and roast until the tomatillos are soft….about 20 minutes.

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This is what the gorgeously aromatic baking sheet will look like!  Your house will smell divine!!  You are welcome!

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When the mixture has cooled, place all of it into a blender and mix until smooth.  Stores well in glass jars in the refrigerator for up to a month.

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Enjoy this as a fresh salsa with chips or veggie sticks.  Cook in a crockpot over chicken or pork loin.  Substitute the marinara in Eggplant Parmesan with this tomatillo sauce for a Latin twist on the classic.  It was SO delicious and the leftovers made for excellent lunches!  This is a photo of the dish before baking….

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Be creative and enjoy this new flavor!

Remember – prepping is your friend!  Take a little bit of extra time to optimize your meal planning and eat healthier in the end!

Cheers, Jenn

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Author: drjennbowersnutrition

Dr. Bowers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, education and health promotion. Her down-to-earth philosophy is "All foods can fit!"

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