Tomate verde (Tomatillo)

The fruit of a plant "Physalis ixacarpa", a relative of the cape gooseberry, resembling a small, spherical, green tomato and with a papery husk. Used extensively in Mexican cuisine and in the production of salsa verde. It develops flavour when boiled and is an essential ingredient of guacamole.

fried green tomatoes, vegetables, salsa verde, Mexican cuisine
Tomate verde (Tomatillo)