These are tomatillos. The look like green tomatoes except they have these paper skins on them. This is only my second attempt at making salsa and when I tasted it, I thought it tasted like it was from a Mexican restaurant, I was so excited! Green salsa is my favorite and I would choose that over red salsa any day. And the best thing is it takes no time at all. And for the amount of money you pay on buying jarred salsa, you can make it from your home.
- 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos
- 1/2 cup chopped white onion
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves (fresh)
- 1TB. lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 2 jalapeno peppers, or serrano peppers, stemmed and seeded and chopped
- salt to taste
First, I roasted the tomatillos in my broiler. Cut each tomatillo in half and place on a cookie sheet lined with foil (or I used my silpat). Place under the broiler for about 5-7 minutes to lightly blacken the skin. Place the tomatillos, lime juice, onions, cilantro, chili peppers and sugar in a food processor or blender (I used my Magic Bullet). Season with salt. Cool in the refrigerator. It makes about 3 cups. How easy is that? And, its only 5 calories per tablespoon!
Check back tomorrow, when I post a recipe for shrimp tacos using this salsa!