Easy tomatillo salsa with less than 5 ingredients!
Tomatillo salsa has an extremely unique taste in my opinion. The green tomato adds a tartness to the mix that can be a little hard to handle if its not blended with the right spices. It needs balancing flavors to take the bite out of it. Originally, I had planned for this recipe with an addition of roasted spicy hatch peppers. I had never heard of hatch peppers before coming to Texas, but they are a BIG deal in the Southwest. There are entire festivals dedicated these roasting events and you can find hatch flavored anything at the grocery stores. Salsas, cornbread, biscuits,cheese, bread, etc. It only made sense that I hop on the bandwagon and incorporate them into a recipe. Unfortunate for me, my hatch peppers sat in the fridge way too long, and um, expired… so we will be omitting that today from the recipe. But, feel free to incorporate them if you are able to get your hands on some hatch peppers! Instead I used a regular tomato to balance the tartness of the tomatillo.
What you need:
- 1 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2-3 Tomatillos (green tomatoes)
- 1 -2 serrano peppers (depending on your spice preference)
- handful of cilantro
- 1 red tomato
- Start by setting your oven to broil, and laying all your ingredients in a tray to broil. Leave skin on everything
- Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper
- Roast until veggies are blistered
- Now, dispose of the blistered skin, and blend all the veggies in a blender.
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Check it out on the blog below!
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Looking for a creative spin on traditional guacamole? Look no further. This recipe is bursting with flavors from your traditional guacamole – garlic, onions and cilantro… while keeping it “fresh”. This guacamole gets an element of salty crunch from the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and robust full-bodied flavor from the cotija cheese. This recipe is sure to be a hit with your guests.
Ingredients: (2 Servings)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 avocados
- 1/4 white onion
- 1/2 cup packed cilantro
- 1 lime
- sea salt (to taste)
- pepitas (to taste)
- cotija cheese (to taste)
Let’s get started!
- Chop garlic, onion and cilantro finely
- Combine avocados & mash
- Add in lime, sea salt and mix well
- Top with cheese and pepitas!
How simple is that? Leave your thoughts below!