DIY Salsa Verde Recipe and Benefits of Tomatillos

Taco Tuesday’s with homemade salsa verde is pretty much music to mine (and my kids) ears (or should I say – tastebuds?).

While, I do love a good traditional salsa. After growing and harvesting our first tomatillos on the homestead. It’s now, safe to say salsa verde has won my heart.

5 Surprising Benefits of Tomatillos

  1. Tomatillos are a good source of fiber, niacin, potassium, and manganese
  2. Tomatillos contain 20% of the daily recommended value of vitamin C
  3. They contain a healthy amount of iron, magnesium, and copper
  4. They contain all the right ingredients for optimal health and nutrition – even a healthy amount of vitamin K
  5. Modern science is currently studying the anti-inflammatory properties of the Tomatillo. According to a study performed at the University of Kansas this magical fruit (yes, it is a fruit) contains a plethora of compounds showing great potential in it’s fight against cancer.

Homemade salsa verde is pretty much music to my taste-buds and, I'm sure it will be to yours too. Try our DIY Homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde on your taco!

What to you say? Let’s dive in and enjoy some salsa verde!

DIY Salsa Verder Recipe

DIY Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5.5 C. husked and cored tomatillos
  • 1 C. chopped onion
  • 1 C. chopped peppers (I use a mix of what I have on hand - both hot and mild)
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 T Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2tsp. salt
  • 1/2tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 C. pickling vinegar
  • 4 T. Lemon or Lime juice (I have used both with a great result)

Instructions

  1. Have jars ready for canning. Sterilized and hot. I heat mine in a big pot of water while I prepare the salsa verde.
  2. Place half the husked, washed, tomatillos under the broiled (on low) for about 10-15 minutes. They will be slightly charred and juicy.
  3. While the are roasting rough chop your onions,peppers, and garlic (I use my vitamix)
  4. Dump your onions, peppers, and garlic into a stock or mixing pot
  5. De-husk and wash remain tomatillos - giving them a quick spin in the Vitamix or food processor.
  6. Add the uncooked tomatillos to your pot of pepper, onions, and garlic.
  7. Remove broiled tomatillos - let cool for a few minutes. Pulse slightly in Vitamix.
  8. All all remaining ingredients to stock pot. Hot tomatillos, vinegar, lemon/lime juice, and spices.
  9. Bring all ingredients to a slow boil - simmer 10-15 minutes.
  10. Carefully ladle how salsa into prepared (hot jars). Placing sterilized lids and bands proces in a water bath for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove, let cool, and listen for that beautiful "POP"!
  12. Enjoy!
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Homemade salsa verde is pretty much music to my taste-buds and, I'm sure it will be to yours too. Try our DIY Homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde on your taco!

Be sure to comment below and tell us what you think of our salsa! And, check out our homestead kitchen for more recipes sure to please the entire family!

Left Over Turkey Fiesta Soup

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Turkey is one of those things that I love to cook – it is economical, easy, and can feed our family of six for several days. However, one can only eat ‘just turkey’ for so many days, right? So, I am forever trying to play ‘hide the _____’ {you know, it’s kind of like hide the ham at Christmas} Sometimes to create something new all you have to do is think of one of your other favorites – well, that just so happens to be Mexican!

A cup of this, a pinch of that – lets have a fiesta!

Left Over Turkey Fiesta Soup Recipe - Tired of playing hide the turkey? Put a spin on it and make it Mexican - lets have a fiesta!

Sharing my happy homestead’s turkey fiesta soup recipe after having had quite a few inquires about the soup which I featured on my Instagram feed –

Disclaimer;  I tend to cook without measuring and gauge more by taste so I will do my best to give an exact replica but, please note none of my recipes ever quite taste the same.

Left Over Turkey Fiesta Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Left Over Turkey Fiesta Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Diced Onion
  • 4 Cups of Chicken Broth/or Stock
  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1-2 Chicken Bouillon (I use a packet of chicken flavoring from Trader Joe's)
  • 2-3 Cups of cooked Turkey (you could certainly use Chickens too)
  • 1 Can Black Beans (drained)
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn (I'm sure you could use a can too - just drain first)
  • 1/2 Cup Medium Salsa
  • Toppings;
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Corn Chips

Instructions

  1. In a dutchoven, sauté the onion in a little oil and butter.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; broth, water, bouillon, turkey, black beans, corn, and salsa.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30-40 minutes.
  4. Serve and top with toppings of choice.
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