Saucy Salsa Verde Two Ways

Salsa Verde

How many times have you seen these little, green, husk-covered tomatillos at the market and turned the other way because you didn’t know what they were or how to use them? I know I have. These are tomatillos and are similar in taste to a green tomato. Tart but not tart like a lemon that makes you pucker up. They have a distinct flavor that you can’t get enough of once you start eating!

I have an easy and delicious use for them. You can turn them into a tangy sauce with a powerful flavor burst to brighten up your summer meals. Or a salsa to enjoy with chips. I love it on my chicken tacos, fajitas, grilled steaks and fish.

Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde Two Ways
(by Reeni)

5 or 6 Tomatillos
1/2 cup fresh Cilantro
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or 1 jalapeno, seeded
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Sea salt plus more for blanching
1/2 cup sour cream for the sauce, omit if making the salsa

Blanch the tomatillos in boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.

Rouch chop the tomatillos. Add the tomatillos, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, salt and sour cream to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until smooth for a creamy sauce. Serve immediately and store leftovers in refrigerator.

Rough chop the tomatillos. Add the tomatillos, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, salt to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth with some finely chopped pieces left. Refrigerate and serve with chips or as a condiment.

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  1. Call Me Cate says

    Disappointing our CSA hasn't provided tomatillos yet this year. I may have to break down and buy some! Last year I did some crazy topping for chicken breasts and it was AMAZING. I was afraid of them at first but they were amazing.

  2. girlichef says

    um, never ;P !! Salsa Verde is pretty much considered a staple in this house, LOL. Both ways look delicioso!

  3. BeadedTail says

    We bought tomatillos today at the farmers market so this is extremely timely! I think we'll try it both ways!

  4. Bella Vita says

    Hi Reeni! Gosh that salsa looks yummy. I've never had tomatillos before and now want to do so to try out your recipe! Congrats on the blog award . . . you so very much deserve it! Love, Roz

  5. Adrienne says

    i made tomatilla salsa just this week and added avacodo because we like it creamy (also added a little vinegar). this is a common favorite around here. i've never added sour cream before though, now i must try it that way too!

  6. Jenn says

    I'm guilty of turning the other way. But I shall no longer do that again now that I have this salsa verde recipe!! Woo!!!

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