Spicy Cold Tomatillo Soup

Spicy Cold Tomatillo Soup

Tomatillo is a green vegetable related to tomatoes and eggplant. They are widely featured in Mexican cuisine as the main ingredient for green sauces. For this recipe, we will be using tomatillos as the main ingredient for a cold and spicy soup.



1 kilogram tomatillos
4 cloves garlic
2 cups cucumber, diced
½ white onion, chopped
½ cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
½ cup avocado meat
1 cup yoghurt
water as needed
salt to taste
pepper to taste
olive oil as needed


Place the tomatillos in a baking tray and brush with olive oil. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then roast the tomatillos for 10 minutes. Remember to turn the tomatillos at 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. In a pan or wok, heat olive oil and fry the garlic and onion for 1 minute. Place the tomatillos in a bowl together with the garlic and onions then add cucumber. Season with salt and pepper then add the lime juice, avocado meat, and yoghurt. Place in a food processor then add a bit of water. Blend until smooth. Garnish with cilantro and place in a chiller for 1-2 hours before serving.