Healthy Tomatillo Recipes

Find healthy, delicious tomatillo recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Green Chile Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 1
Prepare this dish the night ahead of time so all you have to do is pop it in the oven for an easy and delicious dinner.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Cheesy Pulled Chicken & Green Chile Quesadillas

A fresh salsa verde pulls double duty in this quesadilla recipe. First, the chicken gets cooked in the salsa to help impart flavor and keep it moist. Then, the salsa verde gets served alongside the quesadillas for dipping. Green chiles add a touch of heat to complete the dish.
By Wendy Lopez

Skillet Green Chile-Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This 45-minute enchilada recipe is bursting with chicken, tomatoes, tomatillos, chile peppers, and cheese, and because it's a one-skillet casserole, cleanup is a breeze.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Broiling peppers, tomatillos, onion and garlic heightens the flavor of the sauce in these green chile, chicken and bean enchiladas. Sour cream and melted cheese help to tame the spice.
Julia Levy
By Julia Levy

Chicken & Tomatillo Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Roasting tomatillos before pureeing them into a green enchilada sauce adds another dimension of flavor and a little sweetness. Put out plenty of toppings so everyone can add what they like.
By Devon O'Brien

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

File this under tailgate food, because our choose-your-heat-level salsa is going to go faster than a wide receiver. Roasting the tomatillos mellows their acidity and adds a subtle sweetness.
By Adam Dolge

Salmon with Chopped Tomatillo Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
We made this chopped salad with pico de gallo in mind. Tangy tomatillos add fresh crunch to the classic mixture of tomatoes, cilantro and onion to brighten up this broiled salmon recipe.
By Devon O'Brien

Southwest Chopped Salad with Tomatillo Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 2
Jicama is the crunchy, sweet tuberous root of a legume native to Central America. If you love it in this salad, try including sticks of it with your next crudités spread.
By Selma Morrow

Southwest Flank Steak with Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
Tart, fruity tomatillos make a delicious salsa that complements this Southwestern-inspired flank steak.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Tomatillo Breakfast Tacos

Loaded with 20 grams of protein, this breakfast taco recipe is a satisfying way to start the day. Queso blanco, also known as queso fresco, is a soft, slightly salty fresh Mexican cheese. Look for it in Latin markets and large supermarkets.
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Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 1
Raw tomatillos replace the tang usually provided by buttermilk in this creamy salad dressing recipe. Toss with your favorite greens or serve with crudités or roasted potato wedges.
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Blue Corn Waffles Rancheros

Rating: 4 stars 1
One of the specialties at Hidden Kitchen in Cayucos, California, is the blue corn waffles. They're served up in nine savory and sweet ways. The owners wouldn't part with the recipe, but this homage to the rancheros-like "Cayucos Cowboy" is pretty tasty.
By Betsy Andrews
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chilaquiles Verdes
This nourishing Mexican breakfast is perfect for when you want to have a leisurely morning with loved ones. Serve with eggs, queso fresco, avocado and pureed black beans, which offer a quick alternative to refried beans.
Chipotle Skirt Steak Tacos with Smoky Tomatillo Salsa
Rating: Unrated 1
Here's a pro tip from chef Rick Bayless, who shared this skirt steak taco recipe: puree a can of chipotles in adobo sauce and keep it in your fridge. Adobo is a vinegary tomato sauce, so along with the chipotles (smoked jalapeños), it becomes an all-purpose marinade that's spicy, smoky and salty, all in one. In this recipe you brush it on the steak before grilling but Bayless also does the same move on eggplant, chicken and fish. And having the sauce on hand means you're ready to whip up this easy grilled dinner at a moment's notice.