Tomatillo Salsa

tomatillo salsa

Ridiculously hot weather leads to me eating copious amounts of popsicles (see previous post) or consuming large amounts of spicy salsa. Tomatillos are in season this time of the year and refreshing when the temperatures hit the nineties.

Tomatillo Salsa
1 lb of fresh tomatillos
1 white onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 jalapeño
1 lime
1 cup fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Hot sauce, preferably Cholula

Remove the husks from the tomatillos and rinse the fruit under water. To add a level of smokiness to your salsa, you can char the tomatillos on the stove for a few minutes. If you have an electric range, cover a burner with aluminum foil and over high heat cook the tomatillos until they are slightly charred. In a large food processor, add the tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeño (seeds and ribs removed if you are less inclined to spice), juice of one lime, and cilantro. Pulse until slightly chunky. Season with salt and pepper and the desired amount of hot sauce. Pulse once more. Pour the salsa into a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for an hour, then serve with tortilla chips or raw vegetables.

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One response to “Tomatillo Salsa

  1. I have never cooked with tomatillo before. Thanks for the recipe!

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