What is Tomatillo?
The tomatillo is nightshade vegetable with a papery green husk around its small globe shaped body. The tomatillo plant grows on stalks that are reminiscent of the tomato plant, but unrelated and much thinner. Underneath the papery husk, the tomatillo has a smooth and almost waxy, light green skin. The flesh of the tomatillo is white-green. It is soft yet firm and crisp, almost like a soft apple studded with tiny pale seeds. The flavor is tart, but not overly so and has a hint of sweetness. This vegetable is commonly used to make salsas and other sauces.