Healthy Tomatillo Recipes

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

Staff Picks

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

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

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

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.
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

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.
By Wendy Lopez

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

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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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
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Inspiration and Ideas

Blue Corn Waffles Rancheros
Rating: Unrated 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.
Tomatillo Ranch Dressing
Rating: Unrated 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.