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Tomatillo Cheats Bruschetta

Tomatillo Cheats Bruschetta

Tomatillo Cheats Bruschetta… Tomatillos? What now? Not your every day kinda food but tomatillos are in season right now and they are awesome!


They look like green tomatoes but unlike tomatoes, they are covered in an inedible, papery husk. Mostly used in Mexican and Central American cuisine, they can be used raw or cooked in a number of ways; most famous of all perhaps is in the making of Mexican salsa verde (or green sauce).


I love a Salsa Verde Picante (chilli me up!) but more often than not use them to make a quick, easy lunch by way of this cheats bruschetta…

Tomatillo Cheats Bruschetta
Serves 2

What you’ll need:

4 tomatillos – husks removed
4 tomatoes
1 spring onion
1 red chilli
Handful coriander
Juice of half a lime
4 tbsp Crème fraîche/natural yoghurt
Bread of your choosing
Pinch of garlic powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mixed salad leaves (optional)

What you’ll need to do:

Roughly dice the tomatillos and tomatoes and put them in a bowl.
Season with salt.
Deseed the chilli and slice.
Slice the spring onion.
Roughly chop the coriander.
Add the spring onion and coriander to the tomatillos/tomatoes and mix well.
Squeeze in the lime juice and add the garlic powder and Crème Fraîche.
Mix well. Scatter the chilli over the top and season well.
Serve with toasted bread and a side salad.


Tomatillo Cheats Bruschetta

Hayley is an amazing Mummy to two, an awesome cook and wine connoisseur.


  1. Sareta

    That looks so yummy Hayley! A great one for Summer, I’d have this for lunch or dinner- can’t wait to give it a try x

    • Storm

      Yum Hayley! I’ll be checking out some more recipes, I need some fresh delicious meals!! PS, is it really spicy?

  2. Zara

    Phwoar that looks so good – in bit a fan of spice and hot food (yeah I’m one of those) but that looks so good – the creme fraiche looks like it would calm the spice too – so how much do you charge for delivery? 😋😋😋😋

    • Zara

      *not a fan – I have no idea why my autocorrect assumes I want to type and entirely different word altogether 🙊🙈

  3. John

    I’ve never even heard of these, where do you even buy them from?? That food looks amazing btw

  4. Tamu

    Yum. Deffo making this <3

  5. maca

    omg salsa verde is ma jam girl!

  6. Nikita | Being Mamma Bear

    You know what I love about this?? That it’s vegetarian! LOL! I don’t have to alter the recipe AT ALL!! Yayy… thanks for sharing! It sounds yummy. I’m totally pinning this 🙂 🙂


  7. Tina

    Mmm, I love tomatillos!!! Awesome recipie! I grew them in my parents garden and we would get volunteer plants every year, it was great!


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