Purple Tomatillo

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Move over salsa verde and make way for salsa morada! Similar to their green counterparts, the purple tomatillo is a visually stunning and sweeter option to use in your favorite salsa and sauces. The sweet-tart flavor makes for a great choice to enjoy raw or cooked.

Similar to a regular tomatillo, if a purple tomatillo is starting to come out of the outer husk, it’s ripe and ready! If you’re looking to purchase several days prior to use, select purple tomatillos with the husks fully intact and watch for the husk to begin falling away in the coming days to signal ripeness.

Purple tomatillos are best stored within their husks inside a small container in your refrigerator. Remove the husks just before preparing.

Wash the fruit after the husk has been removed before snacking or preparing. Purple tomatillos can be eaten raw or cooked as a base for your favorite salsas and sauces. Chop them or sauté over medium heat with your preferred cooking oil until softened, or boil or bake them to use in soups, stews and more.

Currently available in select Arizona Sprouts stores from late November to January and mid-May to July.

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