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
- Tomatillos are a good source of fiber, niacin, potassium, and manganese
- Tomatillos contain 20% of the daily recommended value of vitamin C
- They contain a healthy amount of iron, magnesium, and copper
- They contain all the right ingredients for optimal health and nutrition – even a healthy amount of vitamin K
- 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.
What to you say? Let’s dive in and enjoy some salsa verde!
DIY Salsa Verder Recipe
DIY Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe
- 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)
- Have jars ready for canning. Sterilized and hot. I heat mine in a big pot of water while I prepare the salsa verde.
- Place half the husked, washed, tomatillos under the broiled (on low) for about 10-15 minutes. They will be slightly charred and juicy.
- While the are roasting rough chop your onions,peppers, and garlic (I use my vitamix)
- Dump your onions, peppers, and garlic into a stock or mixing pot
- De-husk and wash remain tomatillos - giving them a quick spin in the Vitamix or food processor.
- Add the uncooked tomatillos to your pot of pepper, onions, and garlic.
- Remove broiled tomatillos - let cool for a few minutes. Pulse slightly in Vitamix.
- All all remaining ingredients to stock pot. Hot tomatillos, vinegar, lemon/lime juice, and spices.
- Bring all ingredients to a slow boil - simmer 10-15 minutes.
- Carefully ladle how salsa into prepared (hot jars). Placing sterilized lids and bands proces in a water bath for 15 minutes.
- Remove, let cool, and listen for that beautiful "POP"!
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