Taco Week: Tomatillo Salsa
Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to TACO WEEK!
I decided to start the week with Tomatillo Salsa. I discovered this salsa because of this recipe by Krista Ackerbloom (Cooking Light). We made the full enchilada dish once and it was a lot of work, but I couldn’t get over how good this salsa was! So, instead of making the whole dish again, this one little section of the recipe was clipped and saved. And now I pass it along to you.
Here’s how you make it!
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 cup vegetable broth
6 large tomatillos (husked, rinsed, and chopped)
1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
1 serrano chile, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 tbsp lime juice
salt (to taste)
Combine the chopped onion, tomatillos, garlic, and serrano with broth in a saucepan. Heat up to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
The tomatillos will become tender and the color will change.
Turn the heat off and let the mixture cool for at least 10 minutes.
Pour the tomatillo mixture into the food processor. Add cilantro, lime, and a little salt. Chop until smooth. Pour into a bowl. If you are keeping this for a while, store in an airtight container.
I prefer it chilled, so I recommend putting it into the fridge before serving.
This is awesome on tacos, but it’s also just as good with chips. It’s really light and fresh and perfect for summer. I plan on making a big batch soon- such a good snack!
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June 3, 2013 @ 2:48 pm
I have a feeling this might be a bit too spicy for me, but my roommate would LOVE it!
June 3, 2013 @ 2:51 pm
Alyssa, it's actually not very spicy at all! The serrano cooks with the tomatillo and onion and when the color changes (see the pics above), the spiciness totally mellows out. It has more of a serrano flavor than the kick. That's why I love this salsa so much!
June 3, 2013 @ 3:14 pm
I need to try this! Guac and typical salsa can be boring sometimes if you eat them often like me 🙂
June 3, 2013 @ 4:12 pm
Your pics definitely just gave me cravings. I LOVE salsa. It's the perfect summer snack, especially when paired with a margarita or glass of white wine! 🙂
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June 3, 2013 @ 4:14 pm
YES! This salsa needs a margarita for SURE! I like the way you think 🙂
June 3, 2013 @ 4:15 pm
That looks exceptional! I love tomatillo salsa, it's so light and refreshing, especially on fish tacos.
June 3, 2013 @ 4:29 pm
This looks gooooooood.
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