Sunday 14 September 2014

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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Happy weekend! Have some salsa.

This salsa is fresh, bright (yes, food can be bright), and addictive. It features tomatillos (a small green item that at first resembles a brussel sprout but is actually related to the tomato and has a dry husk on the outside keeping it safe. I also threw in some yellow and red cherry tomatoes from my brother-in-law's garden for some extra colour.

Like just about every recipe I share this one is super simple and comes together in a snap. You basically just throw everything in a food processor and watch the magic happen. It's the best kind of recipe.

Make it for a crowd. Make it for yourself. Make it for your new neighbours. Whomever you make it for, make sure you make it!

This is great as a regular dip but would be amazing as an addition to a bigger fiesta feast night. The next time I happen upon some fresh fish I'll be whipping up some fish tacos and using this as my main topping. Yum!

Keep reading for the recipe!

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

25 Tomatillos (approx. 1 Lb), husks removed, sticky exterior washed clean, and then quartered
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (approximately 10-15), halved
1 small red onion, diced
1 jalapeño, chopped with seeds removed (if you like a lot of spice keep a few in)
juice of 1 lime
1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
course salt


  1. Place tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and cilantro in a food processor and mix until all is roughly chopped (about a minute or less)
  2. Pour mixture into serving bowl, top with a couple pinches of course salt
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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