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August 23, 2016

Riverford’s Tomatillo Mexican Salsa Verde

by Julieta Lucca

Never heard of Riverford before? Where on earth have you been?!

Today we share our love for their products as well as one of their recipes for tomatillo Mexican salsa verde.

If you follow us on Instagram (@julietoscaryankeemagazine) you will know there’s a box-shaped space in our hearts solely dedicated for our love for Riverford.

We don’t mind shouting it from the rooftops. High quality and organic fruits and vegetables have become a priority for us in these last months, and Riverford have exceptional, (if not the best) quality veggies and fruits as well as customer service!

For those who like to be surprised, Riverford’s veggie and fruit boxes are the best option, from small to large and bumper boxes – there’s a size for every household. The contents of the boxes are released every Monday, so you can have a look and see if you rather upsize or downsize from your regular delivery. Need more eggs? Not to worry! Just add it to your order before it’s closed for delivery.

We usually go for the Large Vegetable Box and the Fruit Box, plus some extra tomatoes and lettuce, as well as eggs.

Riverford offer more than just organic and fresh produce, they also have a wide selection of free-range British-reared organic meats as well as milk, butter and other pantry staples.

Every week with your delivery you will receive a summary of what’s in your box as well as some cards with recipes using ingredients found in the box.

Last week, we were super happy to receive tomatillos! It was the first time we ever saw one in flesh, they are rather photogenic!

Along with the box of tomatillos, there was a card with a recipe for Mexican salsa verde. We thought this was the perfect opportunity to share with you, our love for Riverford while trying our hand at something we’ve never made before!


🕑 20 minutes

  • makes 500g
  • 400g tomatillos (husks removed and well rinsed)
  • 1 small onion (finely diced)
  • 1-2 chillies (if you want it spicy, if not skip)
  • 20g fresh coriander (roughly chopped)
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar


– Start by dicing your onion, zesting and juicing the two limes, then mixing them together with the sugar in a bowl. The acid from the lime juice will take away the raw edge of the onions. Set this aside while you prepare the rest of the salsa.

– Cut the tomatillos in half and put them in a food processor along with the chilli (if you are using any) – you can also chop them finely by hand.

– Mince the garlic finely until it becomes a paste, mix together with salt. Roughly chop the coriander. Mix all the ingredients together and taste to see whether you should add more lime or sugar to achieve the perfect balance.

This salsa can be used for so many things, try it on the side of an omelette or dip your tortilla chips in it. The options are endless! Our favourite way of eating it is mixed in a quinoa & vegetable salad or smothered in some chargrilled corn on the cob.

Share your creations with us on twitter @julietoyankee!

Sign up to Riverford here for tasty and fresh organic produce delivered free to your door.

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