Fresh Salsa Verde
Simple, tangy and versatile. This salsa verde is great for a imprompto party, a quick taco night, enchiladas and more.
Oooooh, the lovely and often overlooked tomatillo. These unusual looking fruits have a paper husk that hides a juicy and tangy interior that looks like a small unripe tomato. Often mistaken for a just that, these little gems pack an acidic and tangier flavor than their garden-variety brother and are good switch from the “go-to” red salsa.
Available year round in the produce section (for the most part) they are mouth-watering goodness when made into a fresh salsa. But if you want to mellow the flavor a bit, cook this salsa down with a nice pork roast, chicken breast, or chuck roast. This Fresh Salsa Verde goes with just about anything and will surprise and delight your taste buds.
Unlike a typical Pico de gallo, this salsa recipe requires no dicing and minimal prep work.
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time1 min
- Total Time6 min
- Ready in5
- Yield2 cups
- Serving SizeVaried
- 1 pound tomatillos
- 1/2 bunch scallions -green tops only and cut in 2 inch pieces
- 1 jalapeño pepper - cut in half and seeded
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- Juice from 1/2 of a fresh lime
- Salt to taste
Peel husks from tomatillos and wash under cold water.
Quarter tomatillos, removing small stem area. Place in high speed blender or food processor. Pulse 2-3 times to rough chop.
Add scallion tops, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
Pulse 5-6 times until well blended.
- Pour directly over a grass fed chuck roast or pork loin – cook accordingly.
- Pan fry chicken breasts until 70% cooked. Spoon salsa on top, cover and simmer until cooked through. Top with a sprinkle of Cojita cheese.
- Pour directly into a glass container and refrigerate for fresh salsa with chips or crudités.
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