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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

tomatillo salsa verde

hello, friends!
have you discovered the wonderful-ness that is the tomatillo?
well... you definitely should!
you can start by trying this salsa:

tomatillo salsa verde

1 lb tomatillos, husked, rinsed & diced
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
2 poblano peppers, chopped
2 TBS chopped cilantro
1 TBS chopped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp salt

1. combine all ingredients in a food processor & pulse until smooth-ish. :)

2. transfer to a saucepan. bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium-low & simmer 15-20 minutes.

this salsa is awesome.
very fresh tasting & perfect for summer parties
or on fajitas {like i'll show you tomorrow!}.

until next time,


  1. I could totally go for some of this and it s only 9 in the morning;) Those PB bacon Cookies look deeeelish as well!!

  2. i bought tomatillos a few weeks ago, and not knowing what on earth to do with them, ended up cutting them into a salad, wasn't the biggest fan... I think this would have been a smart way to use them though!!!

  3. @krystie - i found that they have a much better flavor & texture after cooking, maybe that was the problem? i hope you try this salsa & enjoy it!

  4. I think I had something like this when we were on our trip. It was so yummy and Mark & I were chatting about how we'd have to find a recipe. Great timing - thank you for reading my mind!!!

  5. Funny, I was just looking at salsa verde at the grocery store. It seems like some of the green salsas were labeled HOT so I wasn't sure if the salsa verde was, too? From your recipe, it sounds like it is quite mild.

  6. this recipe is extremely mild - i'm sure you could amp it up {if you wanted to} by subbing the poblanos for a more intense pepper {perhaps a serrano?}.