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Fried Tomatillo Recipe With Pesto Sauce (Gluten-Free)

A classy tomatillo appetizer to bring on all the green colors of spring!
Servings 5 pieces
Calories 400kcal
Author Jennifer


  • 1 tomatillo husk peeled, rinsed, and sliced into 4-6 rounds
  • ½ cup all-purpose gluten-free flour I used Cup4Cup for this recipe
  • olive oil California
  • kosher salt to taste
  • ground black peppercorn to taste
  • pesto sauce see recipe below


  • Heat a skillet with enough olive oil to layer the bottom and fry tomatillo slices.
  • Sprinkle a hefty pinch of salt and pepper into gluten-free flour and mix.
  • Dip sliced tomatillo slices into gluten-free flour and coat on both sides.
  • Shake off excess flour, then lay tomatillo slices in hot skillet to fry.
  • Fry on each side for about two minutes, or until crispy and golden brown.
  • When finished, plate slices and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Drizzle pesto sauce all over the tops and serve. Click here for pesto sauce recipe!
  • Note: For a crispier tomato that binds a little better, you can use a couple tablespoons of cornmeal.
  • Note: Be sure to use FIRM tomatoes. The slices should be pretty firm.