I love these sweet tomato shaped fruits with a parchment paper like cover. The larger ones look like tomatoes. The smaller versions-called ground cherries-look like yellow cherry tomatoes. But the taste is much different. Crisp and sweet, tomatillos have a longer shelf life than tomatoes. This salsa recipe from Epicurious is simply delicious. I substituted green sweet pepper for the jalepeno. This salsa is so good-it even works as a garnish on a deli sandwich.
8 ounce diced tomatillos 1/2 cup red pepper, diced 1/4 cup onion, diced 1/4 cup snipped cilantro 1/3 cup tomatoes, diced 1/3 cup green peppers, diced 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 teaspoon sugar 2 garlic cloves, minced