Salsa Verde

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In keeping with Cinco de Mayo, and to make use of the abundant harvest of cilantro from our garden, we offer for your consideration a simple and delicious salsa verde.  As with most salsas, fresh ingredients are key.

Salsa Verde

  • 1 lb fresh tomatillos
  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 packed cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno (you decide whether you want the heat of the seeds)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar (this ingredient is a bit controversial in traditional salsa circles, but we like it)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Kosher salt to taste (start with 1/2 tsp – remember, chips are salted)

Husk, wash, and quarter the tomatillos.  Rough chop the onion, garlic, and jalapeno.  Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth.  Transfer to a saucepan and simmer for about 15 minutes, until reduced to desired consistency.

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Enjoy with your favorite corn chip or, even better, spooned on top of carne asada.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

* Editor’s Note: Second day discovery: letting this already yummy salsa sit in the fridge overnight deepens and improves the flavor fourfold!

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One Response to Salsa Verde

  1. cajuncart says:

    yum town in a bowl and on a chip…
    happy Cinco, wonderful peeps! I MISS YOU!

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