Garden-Fresh Salsa Verde
This tasty, versatile dish can be used just about anywhere you’d use traditional tomato salsa. For example, it can be used to dress up everything from eggs to enchiladas and it is fantastic when stirred into your favorite soup and chili recipes. Try it on top of grilled chicken breasts, drizzled over sliced pork roast, or in this delicious, healthy Southwestern Chicken Soup recipe.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 – 20 minutes
1 lb. tomatillos
2 medium jalapeno peppers
3-4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
4 green onions, chopped
¼ c. fresh cilantro leaves
¼ c. fresh lime juice
2 t. ground cumin
2 t. dried oregano
Optional: 1 T. honey
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line a rimmed
baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
- Husk tomatillos and cut in half. Arrange
tomatillos in a single layer on prepared baking sheet, along with whole
jalapeno peppers and garlic cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and toss gently to
- Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven
for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from oven and let cool
for several minutes.
- Once cool enough to handle, cut
jalapeno peppers in half and remove seeds before transferring the roasted
veggies to a blender or food processor. Add green onion, cilantro, lime juice, ground
cumin, and oregano. Pulse until ingredients are combined, but the mixture is still
a little chunky.
- Taste and add a drizzle of honey to sweeten, if desired. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately or freeze for later use. Enjoy!
Note to publisher: Southwestern Chicken Soup recipe is included in this package.