I received a bunch of tomatillos last week, along with some other yummy goodies like fresh garlic, onion, and peppers. I had never cooked with tomatillos before, but I knew I wanted to try out this yummy Tomatillo Salsa!
- 1 1/2 lbs tomatillos
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1-2 jalapeno or serrano peppers, depending on your preference
- 2 TBSP chopped cilantro
- 1/2 TSP cumin
- 1 TSP salt
- 1 cup water
- lime juice
Here's how I made it:
First, you take the "husk" off of the tomatillos (very simple) and rinse them off. Place them in a pan.
Place chopped onion in with tomatillos:
Add in garlic and chopped pepper:
(I used one jalapeno and I wish I would've used 2-3. Also, I always leave the seeds in, but some people don't care for that. It's your preference.)
Next, add the cumin, salt, and water.
Bring to a boil on high and then turn down to medium and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until tomatillos are soft.
I added the juice from one key lime, because I thought that would taste yummy and also preserve it a bit longer:
When the tomatillos are soft, throw it all in a blender or food processor and puree' –
The recipe made a little over 2 cups of tomatillo salsa, which was perfect for green chicken enchiladas!