In the past we have had a bountiful crop of tomatillos but this year it is the distinct pineapple tomatillo that my friend Katherine shared with us that has kept me going outside and picking them up off of the ground they are amazing! They do not truthfully taste like a traditional tomatillo but actually more like a pineapple but don’t just take my word for it if you are not growing them now they can be had at a variety of places they are just difficult to find. They sell them at Dustbowl Seed here if you are wanting to get some of your own and my favorite seed company Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has some tomatillos as well just not the pineapple variety.
The funny thing is that there is a an entire possibility with these pineapple tomatillos that is completely different from traditional tomatillos because I could see myself topping a ham pizza with these they are incredible. We are also thinking of pickling some of these guys because we think they would make a great before dinner snack oh yeah!
These tiny yellow green orbs almost remind you of peas but a completely different tantalizing flavor is waiting for you when you bite into one of these! (They are best when they are yellow but still good when they are green!) I was so excited I had to share how wonderful our tomatillo harvest was before I posted about what I was actually going to do with them…..I do like eating them straight up by the way nothing not too like about them. It would definitely give your Salsa Verde a twist which I absolutely love making and freezing for later use. My favorite way to eat Salsa Verde is just to pour it over some chicken burritos bake and serve with salsa and non fat greek yogurt.
The funny thing about tomatillos is one year we had a bumper crop of the huge tomatillos, then the next year or two nothing then this year these pineapple tomatillos are volunteers that we are finding all over the yard they seem to love this wet hot weather we have been having all summer! I think they would have been bigger actually if we had not had all of this rain but that is just our theory.
What is your favorite crop you are harvesting this year? On a funny note I noticed that I typed the word tomatillos numerous time in this post….can you say “Tantalizing, Tempting, Tomatillos ten times fast! ha ha LOL! Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday!
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