In the Box — CSA Week 20 {Tomatillo Banana Salsa}

This week’s CSA box was a manageable size, thank goodness since I am still playing catchup from last week.  Not to mention the tomatoes and peppers coming out of my garden.  The goodies in this week’s box won’t last long…

Slicing Tomatoes
Black Cherry Tomatoes
Specialty Tomatoes
Hot Peppers

The black cherry tomatoes are like candy.  Best. Tomato. Ever.  Of course the other tomatoes are too bad either.  Tomato sandwiches are definitely on the menu this week.  Tomatillos that are already husked, what a treat!  Normally I would roast these and make a salsa verde sauce for enchiladas, but with the heat wave I was not lighting the oven.  I pulled out my From Asparagus to Zucchini cookbook, it has been neglected that lasts few months, to see if what it had to offer.  A no cook salsa, perfect.  And I had all the ingredients in the house.  Mind you I was VERY skeptical about this one.  I love peach, mango, even cherry in my salsa, but banana is something I had never thought to try.  Happy to report it is wonderful, the tang of the tomatillo mellows the sweetness of the banana and in turn the sweetness of the banana cuts the heat of the peppers, the lime juice balances it all out.

Tomatillo Banana Salsa

Tomatillo Banana Salsa
Recipe Type: Salsa
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 4
  • 2 C. chopped tomatillos (husked and washed)
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 3 T. cilantro, chopped
  • 2 T. lime juice
  • 1 medium banana, diced
  • salt and pepper
  1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve with plantain chips or tortilla chips.

Adapted Recipe from From Asparagus to Zucchini

If you are looking for something different to add to the salsa mix, this recipe is perfect. We ate this with chips but it would be perfect with grilled fish or shrimp.

Shared on Tasty Tuesdays


  1. Jenn@slim-shoppin says:

    Love the salsa combo… I’ve never done a CSA before but always wanted to. I thought it would force me to think outside the box and be kind of like a chopped challenge where you open the basket and try to figure out what to make with it.

    Definitely going to save this to make Jacky!

  2. Couscous & Consciousness says:

    Wow, love the sound of this salsa. Like you, I’ve tried lots of fruity mango, peach, nectarine salsas, but never banana. I’ve never tried tomatillo either as they aren’t available here in New Zealand, but am totally intrigued.

    That sounds like a great book too. Thanks so much for sharing at Cookbook Sundays.


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