Every week on the Good Food Blog we celebrate Meatless Monday by sharing a vegetarian recipe from our archives.
Lompoc farmer Mario Trevino grows tomatillos (small citrusy tomato-like fruits with a hard protective husk) and talks about the medicinal properties of the husk (he makes a medicinal tea out of the tomatillo husk to lower his blood sugar). It tastes awful, but Mario says it’s brought his blood sugar down significantly. He first shared this recipe for Tomatillo Husk Tea on September 29, 2007.
Keep reading for the full recipe…
Tomatillo Husk Tea
10 tomatillo husks
1 nopal cactus
Boil for an hour and a half. Let it sit overnight. Drink the following morning.