Recipes » Sauces » Tomatillo Sauce
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Enjoy this sauce with baked corn tortilla chips, or as a dressing to go with your favorite rice–and–bean bowl or burrito.

Reprinted from The China Study Cookbook (BenBellaBooks, 2018).


  • 2 cups husked, chopped tomatillos
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • ½ jalapeño, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • Salt to taste


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine tomatillos, lime juice, and jalapeño. Cook over medium heat until soft, 5–6 minutes.
  • 2. Transfer tomatillo mixture to a food processor and add cilantro, garlic, and onion. Process until smooth
  • 3. Season with salt.

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