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Purple Tomatillo Salsa Fresca

Purple Tomatillo Salsa Fresca ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salsa #recipe

My yoga friend grew these pretty purple tomatillos in her garden and I was the lucky recipient of several of the beauties. The very first thing I did was blend some up into salsa. I love salsas like this: they are quick, fresh, and delightful. No roasting and just a bit of chopping: enough to get the vegies small enough for the food processor to chop them.

Purple Tomatillo

I wish the gorgeous purple color had carried more into the salsa, but it did give it a bit of purple hue. The red onions helped with that, too. I used a pink tomato with them so as not to overpower all the pretty purple with bright red. This salsa is marvelous with chips, nachos, eggs, tacos, burgers, salads … wherever you want a little salsa flavor, pour a bit of this on there.

Of course, you can use green tomatillos in place of the purple ones. The taste would be the same.

Purple Tomatillo Salsa Fresca

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 1 pint of salsa

Purple Tomatillo Salsa Fresca


  • 10 - 12 fresh purple (or green) tomatillos
  • 1 large pink heirloom tomato (or other fresh garden tomato)
  • 1/2 of a red onion, peeled
  • 2 - 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeno (or less, if you want a milder salsa)
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. Peel the outer skin off the tomatillos, core the tomato and chop into chunks.
  2. Peel the onion and garlic and remove the core and some of the seeds of the jalapeno.
  3. Put all the ingredients into a handi chopper or food processor and pulse a few times, then blend till everything is well chopped. Add a bit of salt if you like and pulse to mix it in. Taste and adjust the salt if needed.


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Purple Tomatillo Salsa Fresca ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salsa #recipe

This recipe was shared at Thursday’s Treasures and What to Do Weekends.

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One Response

  1. Love the idea of purple tomatoes. Especially in n simple dishes like this one.

    November 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm