Sunday, February 7, 2010

Green Salsa (Salsa Verde)

A Mexican Restaurant here called Las Margaritas serves green salsa with their chips. It is tangy and hot, and very tasty. I tried to make the same salsa at home, and found out that its not difficult at all. Also, it can be made in  under 15 minutes. They key ingredient in this salsa is tomatillos, which are a mexican cousin of green tomatoes. Tomatillos come wrapped in husk, which need to be peeled/removed before cooking.

Here is a picture of tomatillos

Ingredients: (Makes about a cup)
5 small tomatillos, Chopped
1 Small White Onion, Chopped
1 Clove Garlic, Chopped
Salt per teaste
3 Jalapano (Add more if you like it hot), Chopped
1/2 Cup Cilantro, Chopped
1 Cup Water

Combine all the above ingredient in a pan and cook until the tomatillos are tender (about 10 minutes). Take off the heat and let it cook for 5 minutes. Blend everything together to make thick puree. Regrigerate for 2-3 hours. Server cold with tortilla chips.

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Asha said...

Ready for Superbowl already! :D

Looks so yummy. I made Guacamole today, will start on other snacks shortly.Enjoy.

Captain said...

If you like green salsa please try my garlic salsa. I think you would like it.

Nehal said...

@Asha: Yep. Everyone liked it a lot. Hummmm.. Guacamole sounds good. Enjoy the party.

Parita said...

Superb color! Salsa looks refreshing!

Nehal said...

Thanks Parita.

Manyaro said...

Interesting! I will try this salsa recipe!

Nehal said...

Roossy, this is very similar to the salsa you get at El Canalos in Erie. You just have to ask them for the green salsa instead of their regular red salsa:)

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