Here is a fantastic green salsa recipe courtesy of my wonderful husband. Matt has been making this salsa for years and learned it from a friend who comes from Mexico. He makes it once a month along with his red salsa recipe that is super easy and delicious as well. We enjoy this salsa with quesadillas, tacos, and as a dip for vegetables. I love to use it as a no-oil dressing on my salad. We made a corn salad this past sunday with some mashed pinto beans heated up in a skillet with roasted poblanos and onions. I layered the beans and corn salad over a bed of romaine lettuce and topped it with salsa verde. Fresh, healthy and fully satisfying. You didn’t really think I ate those chips up there with it, did you? And don’t worry, I will share all these recipes. =)
This is a kid-friendly recipe in our house, as long as it’s not spicy. =) I don’t know about your kids, but mine love to dip and I always give them healthy choices like this one and they absolutely love it.
We usually add some fresh avocado to the mix for some healthy fats in there as well and it makes the salsa creamier. You can easily adjust the spice level for this salsa on your own, just add a small amount of the jalapeno, taste and adjust by adding some more. Matt boils these for one minute, but you don’t have too, it’s great either way.
This is a perfect salsa to add to a nacho bar if you are planning on having one for your next party – which is perfect to have at a Super Bowl Party!
Yield: 2 cups
15 whole peeled tomatillos
1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 jalapeno, stemmed, 1/2 seeded and cut up (remove all seeds or add the all depending on desired spice level)
1 lime, juiced
1 cup fresh cilantro
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add tomatillos and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and drain. In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and blend until combined. Chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
What’s your favorite mexican salsa and how do you enjoy it?
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