Have you tried a vegetable box scheme?


I love my weekly delivery of organic fruit & veg (plus a lot of other grocery items to choose from, if I so desire). One of the changes I have made to our family’s diet this year is to try and eat as much organic food as possible – which fits into our budget!

I chose to try out the veg box delivery scheme offered by Riverford thought the recommendation of a friend who has used them for years. The quality of the food is great, with the bonus of sometimes receiving fruit or veg that I have never heard of, which always arrive with handy recipe cards!

In a recent veg box I received some tomatillos, which look like a green tomato in a husk. They originate from Mexico and are a key ingredient in many Mexican dishes, one of the most popular dishes they appear in is a salsa verde. This is the dish that I made with the tomatillos, using the recipe card that came with my veg box….I substituted the red onion with spring onions as that is what I already had to hand.


How to:

  1. First I mixed the sliced onion with the juice and zest of 2 limes and a sprinkle of sugar and left it for 30 mins.
  2. In a food processor I whizzed the tomatillos with a red chilli.
  3. Then I mixed it in with the onion mixture, some minced garlic and chopped coriander.


Simple, easy and delicious!


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