Tomatillo Salsa Verde - BigOven 175754

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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This authentic tomatillo salsa contains a fair amount of heat, but is balanced by the sweetness of the tomatillo's.


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10 Jalapeno peppers; large w/stems snapped off
7 Tomatillos; peeled
8 Cayenne peppers; dried/dehydrated
1 tbsp Salt
0.5 tbsp Cumin
1/4 Large Onion; chopped
5 Cilantro stalks; roughly chop the leaves

Original recipe makes 8



Add the jalapeno's (with their stems snapped off), to a pot of cold water and bring it to a boil. The jalapeno's will have a bright green color and we are going to boil them till the color turns to a pale green (see picture).

Once the water is boiling, add the pealed tomatillo's. These will stay in the boiling water until they turn a yellowish, pale white (see picture).

Take out the tomatillo's when they turn this color and place in a blender to wait for the rest of the ingredients.

When the jalapeno's are almost ready, add the cayenne peppers and let them both boil for about 5 minutes more.

Remove the jalapeno and cayenne peppers from the water and add them to the blender with the tomatillo's.

Add the salt and cumin to the blender as well then using the pulse button in short spurts, start blending the mixture. After 8 -10 pulses, add the onion and cilantro leaves. Give the blender a few more pulses till the mixture looks like it does not have any large chunks, but also is not liquid.

You can see the consistency we had at the end.

After you arrive at the desired consistency, put the mixture in the fridge to cool. It will thicken a little as it sits.

This salsa is amazing on anything Mexican. We have used it to simply dip chips in as well as a topping for tamales.

Let me know how you enjoy it!


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Boil till jalapeno's have a pale green color photo by pyonke pyonke

Add the tomatillo's as soon as the water starts to boil. photo by pyonke pyonke

Finished product. photo by pyonke pyonke

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You can adjust the heat level by adding or subtracting some of the Cayenne peppers. Without the Cayenne's, this is actually a fairly mild salsa. The heat of the Jalapeno's is lost due to the blanching process. [I posted this recipe.]
pyonke 4 years ago
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