A Quick Corn and Tomatillo Soup Recipe

tomatilloHomemade Tomatillo soup with corn, Serves 8 and can be made in 30 minutes.  Tomatillos are high in Vitamin C and A this is a very healthy recipe.

Tomatillos are also called husk tomatoes, jam berries, husk cherries or ground cherries. They look very similar to its cousin the Cape gooseberry.

Tomatillos are often found in Latin American green sauces and can be tart to the taste.

Ripe tomatillos will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks. They will keep even longer if the husks are removed and the fruits are placed in sealed plastic bags stored in the refrigerator. They may also be frozen whole or sliced. 

Tomatillo Soup Recipe

Preparation Time:  30 minutes

Number of Servings8

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person:  1.00


1-1/2 cup tomatillos
1-1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 tsp margarine
3-3/4 cup whole kernel corn
1 cup frozen peas
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
4 oz diced green chilies
1/4 cup spinach, chopped
1 tsp sugar


Sauté tomatillos, onion and garlic in with margarine for five minutes. Remove to food processor and add peas and cilantro. Puree to chunky. Pour in pan and add chicken stock, diced green chilies, chopped spinach, corn, and sugar. Heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Corn & Tomatillo Soup
Serving Size 1/8 of recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 20
  % Daily Value (DV)*
Total Fat 2g 3%
 Saturated Fat 1g 3%
 Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
  Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  Sugars 6g  
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Diabetic Exchange**

Fruit: 0
Vegetables: 1
Meat: 0
Milk: 0
Fat: 0
Carbs: 1
Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

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