This green salsa is a great dish to bring to all those summer parties. It is so good that you will probably start getting invited to even more parties! (Legal Disclaimer: Results may vary, promises made on this blog are non-binding.)
I have always been both scared of and attracted to tomatillos. They look like small green tomatoes with a papery skin around them. In the Safeway near us in Adams Morgan, they are also pretty cheap. This is a little surprising because they look so exotic. I had a bunch of cilantro to use up so I thought I would give green salsa a try.
I added some lime zest which gave it a lot of lime flavor. You can leave this out if you want something a little more subtle. I also left the Jalapeno seeds out. Leave them in if you want the salsa to have more kick.
Green Tomatillo SalsaIngredients:
- 3/4 lbs tomatillo, peeled, washed and halved (remove the stem area if it is large)
- 1/2 small onion, diced
- 1/3 cup of cilantro, stems removed, minced
- 1/2 lime, zested and juiced
- 2 jalapenos, halved, stem and seeds removed
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 clove of garlic, minced or pressed
- Heat the broiler to high. Place the tomatillo and jalapeno halves skin side up on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil for about 4 minutes or until the skins of some of the tomatillos and jalapenos have blistered and browned.
- Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth with only a few chunks remaining.
- Chill the salsa and enjoy!