07/29/2013 07:07 am ET Updated Aug 12, 2013

Tomatillo Recipes (PHOTOS)

Nicole Franzen

If you're a fan of salsa verde, you should know that it's all because of tomatillos. These green fruits that come protected in cute little husks -- much like gooseberries -- have made many Mexican meals better. But tomatillos aren't only good for making salsas, they have many more culinary uses.

We've gathered together some of our favorite tomatillo recipes. While there are one or two salsa recipes in the mix -- because how could we deny you that? -- we also have empanada recipes, chicken recipes, and so much more. Check out all the ways tomatillos can make your dinner better.

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Tomatillo Recipes