This Tomatillo Pico de Gallo wants to be in your kitchen! Lately I use it for quesadillas and it's always a hit. mexicanplease.com
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Tomatillo Pico de Gallo

This Tomatillo Pico de Gallo wants to be in your kitchen! Lately I use it for quesadillas and it's always a hit.
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 37kcal
Author: Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 4-5 tomatillos
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 serrano pepper (or jalapeno)
  • 15-20 sprigs cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lime (plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)

Instructions

  • De-husk the tomatillos and give them a good rinse.  I usually de-stem them as well.   
  • Be sure to give the cilantro a good rinse as well.  I usually twist off and discard the bottom, thicker portions of the cilantro stems, but keep the upper portion of the stems that hold the leaves together.
  • Rinse and de-stem the serrano.  For a milder version, start with only 1/2 of the serrano. 
  • Chop up the tomatillos, serrano, cilantro, and the peeled 1/2 onion.  Combine everything in a mixing bowl and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and the juice of 1/2 lime.  Give it a taste and add more salt or lime until it tastes right to you. 
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

You can substitute a jalapeno for the serrano and get an equally good result.
For reference, here's the quick chicken quesadillas recipe. 
I would only make this recipe with fresh tomatillos as canned tomatillos won't give you the same flavor.   Here are some other recipes you can make with tomatillos. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.7mg