Healthy Tomatillo Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Skillet Green Chile-Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.

Potato Enchiladas

Rating: 3 stars 1
Frozen potatoes, often labeled diced hash brown potatoes, make these healthy enchiladas come together quickly. Feel free to sub in sweet potatoes for an added boost of vitamin A, if desired.

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.

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.

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Enchiladas

Rating: 1 stars 2
The butternut squash and cauliflower in these easy layered enchiladas are frozen and don't need to be thawed, making this a healthy and quick dinner. Look for canned tomatillos, sometimes labeled green tomatoes, in the international aisle of your grocery store.

Roasted Corn & Poblano Chowder

Roasting the corn and peppers in the oven before adding them to the soup adds intense flavor to this chowder recipe. Before serving, blend half of the soup to ensure a thicker base.

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

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.

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.

Pulled Pork Fajitas with Fresh Salsa Verde

Fresh fruity mango and slow-cooker pulled pork combine with a homemade salsa verde for a fajita recipe that won't disappoint. Only half the pork is used in this recipe so if you want to serve four people, double all other ingredients and use all of the pork.

Blue Corn Waffles Rancheros

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

Mexican Pickled Tomatillos

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Chopped pickled tomatillos make a delicious garnish for tacos and quesadillas.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa
Rating: Unrated 9
With just a few ingredients, you can produce a full-flavored, meltingly tender pork stew in your slow cooker. Serve over quinoa or rice.
Southwest Flank Steak with Fresh Tomatillo Salsa
Rating: Unrated 2
Tart, fruity tomatillos make a delicious salsa that complements this Southwestern-inspired flank steak.

Black Beans & Yellow Rice with Fresh Tomatillo Topping

Beans and rice are staple foods so we've made them irresistible by adding smoked turkey sausage and a fresh tomatillo topping. This recipe comes in at under 200 calories per serving and is ready in just 45 minutes.