Aug 13, 2009
Fresh salsa can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re used to seeing the fabulous concoctions that come out of Mexican restaurants. This simple tomatillo salsa also known as salsa verde will take away any hesitation you have about whipping up your own. The best thing about it is, as long as you start with the ingredients below, there is almost no way that it won’t end up tasting amazing.
Don’t buy store bought salsa this summer, make your own heat instead with this tomatillo salsa. This recipe also makes a great hostess gift. Package the salsa in a mason jar for a great presentation.
||medium sized tomatillos
||of medium white onion
||Chiles (we used Serrano chiles but many others would work too) -- as many as you'd like, depending on spice, we used 2
||cup fresh cilantro
||Salt and lime to taste
Remove the outer husk and wash the tomatillos. Bring them to boil in a large pot with the onion and chiles, covered in water, for about 5-10 minutes, just until their color changes and they get a bit soft.
Put everything in a blender or food processor, along with the cilantro and salt, and pulse until it is a smooth texture (but don’t over-blend).
Add lime to taste. You can also add ½ an avocado when you blend the mixture if you want a creamier salsa (we didn’t use one this time around).
Add a few sprigs of cilantro to the bowl. Serve immediately (still warm) or let it cool in the fridge.
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