Tomatillos are small, round fruits that look like tomatoes and are picked when they are still green in late summer and early fall. They taste sharp and acidic and are often used in Mexican and southwestern cooking. These are common in the South but might sound like unripe tomatoes to people who don’t live there.
We like both raw and cooked tomatillos. A raw tomatillo is soft like an apple but firmer than a wet but not juicy one.