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
Avocado(optional)

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

Sauce:
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.

Salsa:
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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Comments

  1. Jennifer says

    So funny-I was drawn to take a peek at your latest post and I had just made salsa verde to post this week. The hottest chicks have the best ideas.

  2. BeadedTail says

    Me again! Just wanted you to know we made this last night and had it both ways and it is Yummy with a capital Y!

  3. Pavithra says

    First time here..SO much impressed with ur recipes and clicks , loved your header too. Loved the verde.. looks yumm and will be back often..

  4. Kerstin says

    I've never bought tomatillos before, but I really need to because your salsa looks fantastic!

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