Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe
Try this Tomatillo Salsa recipe for an authentic, tangy Mexican salsa verde. Perfect for pairing with tacos, enchiladas or a big bowl of chips!
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So it’s no secret if you follow me on instagram that I subscribe to a local CSA. If you’ve not done this before, it basically is a weekly box you receive from a local farmer with a variety of items they harvested that week.
I’m blown away by the number of vegetables that I don’t use in my cooking/kitchen. Seriously, I go to the store and we eat the same vegetables on rotation….broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, romaine lettuce, asparagus, brussels sprouts, cucumber, avocado…
But with the CSA I’ve received to many goodies…from different varieties of lettuce, to collard greens, rainbow chard, patty pan squash, and much much more!
This week, I had tomatillos in my box, which I’ll be honest I’ve never purchased in my entire life. BUT, I do love salsa so I knew exactly how I wanted to use them up! I happen to be growing my own garden right now…so I plucked some cilantro and jalapenos to accompany the tomatillos.
I also received some ground cherries…which are, weird. Not tart like a cherry….and not flavorful like a cherry tomato. I decided their lightly sweet flavor would be a good addition to this salsa. If you don’t have any ground cherries (I mean…good chance the majority of you DON’T)…feel free to leave them out! The salsa will be wonderful without too.
How to make blender tomatillo salsa:
- Start by removing the paper thin peel on the tomatillos. Being boiling a large pot of water. Drop the tomatillos into the boiling water and boil for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, peel the ground cherries from their paper thin outer wrap as well. Give them a good rinse!
- In a large blender, add cherries, tomatillos, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and jalapenos.
- Blend until finely chopped and mixed.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate to allow flavors to mingle!
FAQ about salsa making:
- Q: What are tomatillos?
A: The tomatillo is also known as the Mexican husk tomato. You’ll find them in the grocery store produce section, usually near the jalapenos and other hot peppers.
- Q: What does a tomatillo taste like?
A: Well, personally I think they taste similar to a red tomato, but slightly more acidic and less sweet. Boiling or roasting them mellows out the acidity and gives them a deeper flavor!
- Q: How do I prep tomatillos for salsa?
A: They are pretty straight forward, just peel the paper thin husk coating. You may notice once that it’s removed the tomatillos are sticky. Give them a quick rinse in warm water. From here you can prep them two ways. I just pop them into a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes, then add to blender. You can also roast them in your oven if you prefer that route.
- Q: Is tomatillo salsa the same thing as salsa verde?
If you love making salsa…here are some of my favorite recipes:
- This tropical mango salsa recipe is packed with flavor! Add it to your favorite chicken or fish recipe!
- Pineapple Salsa is a spicy, sweet, colorful snack idea! So versatile, you can enjoy with tortilla chips or spoon it over your favorite grilled chicken or fish!
- This delicious, easy Pico de Gallo recipe is made from fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro, with a touch of salt and lime juice! Fresh and crisp!
- Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken: An easy recipe for Salsa Verde Chicken from A Mind “FULL” Mom. This delicious instant pot recipe for Mexican shredded chicken breasts is perfect to use in salads, tacos, enchiladas, or wraps!
- With only a handful of ingredients, this cheesy Tex-Mex Easy Salsa Chicken recipe from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is a cinch to prepare. Kids and adults alike will love every bite!
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Tomatillo Salsa recipe:
Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
- 1 1/4 lb tomatillos
- 1/3 cup ground cherries ***
- 1 small white onion
- 3/4 cup cilantro
- 2 limes, juiced
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- Remove husks from tomatillos and ground cherries. In a large pot of boiling water, add tomatillos and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add cherries, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapenos, and salt to blender. Add in tomatillos. Pulse until finely chopped and blended.
- Cool in refrigerator to allow flavors to mingle. Serve and enjoy!
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