Salsa Verde

Nothing says “Tex-Mex” like a good green sauce.  Having fine-tuned my salsa recipe to something that turns out pretty consistently each time, I decided to move on to something new.  Salsa Verde.  I figured it couldn’t be too hard – basically a salsa made with tomatillos instead of tomatoes, with the addition of avocados.

Ingredients:  @15 tomatillos, 1 bunch cilantro, 2 large avocados, 1 onion, 2 small seeded jalapenos, 5-6 cloves garlic, spash of lime juice.

Directions:  Chop the garlic, onion & peppers in a food processor.  Be sure to seed the jalapenos if you have children who don’t like spice, otherwise, leave seeds in at your own liking.

Peel the tomatillos & blanche them (put them in boiling water for several minutes, then move them to ice water).  This helps the peels slide off easily.

Peel the tomatillos and add them to the food processor, along with the avocados and a splash of lime juice. Blend to desired consistency.

Easy Peasy!  This turned out quite yummy.  Even two of my three girls enjoyed it.


Did you know that they sell tomatillos in a can?  Check the “international” aisle of your local grocery store.  You can drain the can and dump it in and skip all the steps about blanching the fresh tomatillos!

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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.

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2 Responses to Salsa Verde

  1. Amanda December 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

    Yum! Are you making this at my house?

  2. Laura December 16, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    We can if you want! Can you get tomatillos in Arkansas, or should I bring some?

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