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Easy Homemade Salsa Verde

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Easy Homemade Salsa Verde uses six simple ingredients to create a sweet salsa verde that is vegan and gluten-free. Fresh tomatillos are blended together with onion, garlic, cilantro and lime juice for the perfect salsa for dipping or topping on tacos. 

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EASY HOMEMADE SALSA VERDE

Last year I started growing tomatillos in my garden. They ended up being a lot easier to grow than I originally thought they would be. By the end of the summer had a weekly supply of them and knew I had to start using them to make this Easy Homemade Salsa Verde.

One thing I love is salsa. I love all kinds of salsa from fruits salsa like this Watermelon Salsa to a Restaurant Style Salsa to todays Easy Homemade Salsa Verde. Salsas are great as a snack or appetizer of course but I also like having them on hand for these fish tacos or rice bowls. Today’s salsa verde is so easy to make. Sometimes with tomatillos you will see people roast them when making salsa, which I love. But of course roasting takes time and today’s salsa uses raw tomatillos to save you time.

Easy Homemade Salsa Verde with chips

This salsa comes together in under 10 minutes and just involves chopping the tomatillos in half and blending everything together.  Salsa verde has always been my weakness and I love that I can easily make it at home now. One of my favorite things about making things from scratch at home is I can control the ingredients I put in along with how much salt is added. I find some store-bought salsas to be too salty for my liking.

Some of you might be wondering what tomatillos are. Tomatillos, otherwise known as “tomato verde” are common in Mexican cooking and relatives of tomatoes.

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How do I choose tomatillos?

Smaller tomatillos are the key to a sweeter salsa. The smaller ones tend to be sweeter than the big ones. You want them to be firm and bright green with no defects on them if possible.  The husks should be light brown and fresh (not dried looking).

How do I store tomatillos?

If you aren’t using the tomatillos right away leave them on the counter or refrigerator but not in a sealed container. You can also slice them, place them in a sealed Ziploc bag and freeze them for up to a month.  Once you  make the salsa you can refrigerate it for about 4 days.

How do I prepare the tomatillos for use?

You always remove the husks (they are inedible) and rinse the sticky substance off of them before using.

Easy Homemade Salsa Verde Side view

 
Easy Homemade Salsa Verde Side view

Easy Homemade Salsa Verde

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Easy Homemade Salsa Verde uses six simple ingredients to create a sweet salsa verde. Fresh tomatillos are blended together with onion, garlic, cilantro and lime juice for the perfect salsa for dipping or topping on tacos. 

Ingredients

  • 8 medium tomatillos, husked, rinsed and quartered {about 1 pound}
  • 2 jalapeños, rinsed, sliced and seeded {optional for heat}
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons lime juice {more to taste}
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Put the tomatillos in a food processor and blend for 10 seconds to begin to break them up.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until liquified.
  3. Taste the salsa and if it is too spicy add more lime juice to taste as well as additional salt to taste.
  4. Serve with fresh tortilla chips or on Mexican Dishes or put in a sealed container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

When picking tomatillos go for the lighter green to yellow ones as they are sweeter than dark ones.

 

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