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!


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.


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


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.


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….


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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