Tomatillos are a small, round fruits about the size of a plum.  These resemble green, unripe tomatoes with a dry, leafy husk wrapping around the outside.  This appearance give this the nickname husk tomatoes.  These fruits are firmer than a tomato with less water content and contain small white edible seeds.  These can be eaten raw or can be added to cooked dishes.

How to prep

Remove the outside husk.  Once removed the fruit can be covered in a sticky film.  Gently rise this film from the fruit prior to eating.


Tomatillos can be stored in their husks inside an open paper bag or loose in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Tomatillos can also be frozen. To freeze, peel the husk, rinse and dry the fruit. Place them in one layer on a baking tray in freezer. Once frozen transfer to freezer bags.