It’s small.

It’s green.

And it’s out of this world.

No, it’s not one of the tiny green men from Toy Story: it’s a tomatillo!

Don’t let the size of these little guys fool you. They may be small, but they pack a powerful punch. They are tart, spicy, and filled with so much Olé, even the most interesting man in the world is jealous of them.

The humble tomatillo is a small, green, tomato-shaped fruit that originated in Mexico, and it’s one of our favorite ingredients. Peel back the sticky husk and inside you’ll find a perfect, firm, versatile little gem. It’s not only packed with nutrients, but pairs perfectly with cilantro, green onions and chilies, creating a crescendo of flavors that will make any burrito sing.

In fact, we think so highly of this little guy, that we use him in our sauces, our salsas and in that wondrous, should-be-its-own-food-group bit of deliciousness, our creamy tomatillo dressing.

So next time you’re in the mood for something a little different, a little zippy, something that is packed with Vitamin C, potassium and fiber, why not give our little friend a try? The humble tomatillo: You won’t be disappointed.