Fresh salsa verde is my favorite salsa for chips, thanks to a great little restaurant back in Norman, Oklahoma, called Pepe Delgado’s. We eat there every time we are in Oklahoma – the food is full of veggies and it’s sooo easy to eat vegan there, even though it isn’t a vegan restaurant. No weird chilis or melted cheeses – just vegetables, tortillas, and everything is FRESH. They serve a side of salsa verde with every meal at Pepe’s, and I developed an addiction to it (along with an occasional serious craving for cilantro).
I was delighted to find a recipe for salsa verde, try it, and love it. This recipe is so fresh tasting, so green, so verde!
If you’ve never cooked with tomatillos before, never fear. You just peel, wash and cut them up. You can cook them in a variety of ways, too. To learn more, have a look at my Kitchen Basic on tomatillos.
This salsa is just the right amount of spicy, with mild pablano and lightly spicy serrano peppers in the mix. Once you’ve roasted all the vegetables, you just toss everything into the food processor or blender.
The refreshing recipe is from My Darling Vegan. This fresh salsa makes an amazing dip, but is also an ingredient in Enchiladas Verde. Once you’ve made the salsa, you’ll find so many ways to use it.
You might also enjoy:
Latin Tomato Sauce
Super Quick & Easy Pico de Gallo
Corn Tomato Avocado Salsa
Fresh Salsa Verde
Add fresh salsa verde to all of your Mexican meals and snack, for a tasty, fresh flavor.
Preheat your oven to broil and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Move your oven rack to the top position, or about 6 inches from the top of the oven.
Put the husked and washed tomatillos, the poblano and serrano peppers, and garlic on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, rubbing the olive oil onto the peppers and tomatillos. Broil about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are soft and beginning to get dark spots.
Flip the vegetables and broil for another 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
Place the cooled vegetables into your food processor or blender, with the onion, cilantro, lime juice and cumin. Blend to desired consistency.
Add salt and pepper, to taste. Chill the salsa verde in the refrigerator before serving.
Can be kept in the refrigerator up to 7 days in an airtight container.
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