How to Freeze Tomatillos

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23-06-2021, 08:10
When you have a glut of tomatillos, it's good to know that they can be frozen for use later on. If you are harvesting your own, it is important to get them at the right time, just before the fruit drops.


  1. Remove the papery husks from each tomatillo. Discard any tomatillos that are past their prime (yellowed, brown, split, discolored). Wash any dirt or other grime off them; you will need to be especially concerned to remove any "stickiness" on the peel.<
  2. Leave the tomatillos to dry. The tomatillos should only be placed in the freezer dry, not wet.
  3. Arrange parchment paper on a baking sheet that has a rim. Place the dry tomatillos across the baking sheet. It is up to you whether you freeze the tomatillos whole or sliced.
  4. Put into the freezer and allow to freeze.
  5. Remove the sheet from the freezer once the tomatillos are frozen. They are now ready to be packed into small freezer bag lots. Their pre-frozen state will ensure that they do not stick together in the bags.
  6. Seal each bag tightly. It is recommended that you remove as much air as possible from the bag. Label and date so that you know when you placed them in the freezer.
  7. Use as required. Allow to thaw and use in salsa and soup. Note that they will be a little softer in texture than prior to freezing but are still perfectly edible; just prefer recipes that require mushier tomatillos.
  8. Finished.


  • Frozen tomatillos can be kept for up to 6 months.
  • It is also acceptable to freeze a pureed sauce of tomatillos, with or without additions. Only add herbs and spices to a pureed sauce on thawing.
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