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Salsa de Tomatillo

2 servings

Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Jason Wyrick of the Vegan Culinary Experience

Tomatillos start out tart, but once they're stewed or roasted, the natural sugar in the fruit develops, striking a nice balance in the sauce. You can use this as a dipping salsa instead of a cooking salsa if you omit most of the water in the recipe!

About the Recipe

76 Calories · 2 g Protein · 5 g Fiber


Makes 2 Servings

  • yellow onion, diced (1)
  • garlic, minced (3 cloves)
  • large tomatillos, paper husks removed and cut in half (8)
  • iodized salt (1/8 tsp (0.6 mL))
  • ground cumin (1/2 tsp (2.5 mL))
  • chopped fresh cilantro (3 tbsp (45 mL))
  • juice of limes (optional) (2)


  1. Over medium-high heat, saute the onion until it is lightly browned. Reduce the heat to medium.

  2. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.

  3. Add the tomatillos, water, salt, and cumin.

  4. Simmer until the tomatillos have turned into a chunky sauce.

  5. Remove from the heat and add the cilantro and optional lime juice.

Nutrition Facts

Per 1-c serving:

Calories: 76

Protein: 2 g

Carbohydrate: 14 g

Sugar: 6 g

Total Fat: 2 g

Calories From Fat: 18%

Fiber: 5 g

Sodium: 109 mg

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