Spice up Your Life – Quick Salsa Verde Recipe

Ingredients for Salsa VerdeIn our family salsa verde is a staple we use on a variety of dishes .  We put it on our Schnitzel and our tacos, our roasted chicken and our eggs; we  even put it on our gefilte fish.  If you’re tired or in a rut or limited in the dishes you prepare for yourself or for  your family, SPICE THEM UP with salsa verde. 

One of my favorite ways to enjoy Salsa Verde is simply as an appetizer with freshly homemade lightly salted tortilla chips.  I also make homemade tamales with a chicken in salsa verde filling.  stay tuned for the recipe!

  This rich and spicy, typical Mexican green sauce takes almost any dish to a whole new level.  So put some variety in your life and try it for yourself.  You choose the degree of spiciness you like, by adding or subtracting the number of hot peppers you use.

Quick Salsa Verde

6 green tomatillos

jalapeño peppersPlace ingredients in a small saucepan and cover with water

2 garlic cloves

1/4 cup of water

1/4 of a small onion

1 extra garlic clove (optional)

1 extra jalapeño pepper (optional)

1 tsp of salt

Place the tomatillos,  jalapeño peppers and 2 garlic cloves  in a small saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil.

Lower flame and simmer for five minutes.

Add the 1/4 cup of water to a blender and then add the cooked ingredients from the saucepan, minus the water.

Add the 1/4  small onion.  If you choose, add the extra garlic clove and if you like it very spicy, add the extra optional  jalapeño pepper.   Add the salt and Blend until you have a smooth rich sauce.Sumptuous Salsa Verde.

4 responses

  1. Pingback: Delicious Chicken Tamales « Challa-peño

  2. It is de-delish on just about everything except ice cream. One suggestion – to make it even better oven roast the tomatillos instead of boiling. Roasting imparts a depth of flavor that you just can’t get on the stovetop.

    • Thanks so much for your comment and I agree with you that roasting does impart a rich flavor. It is more time consuming but worth it. When you don’t have the luxury of time my “Quick Salsa Verde” version is the answer.

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