In this Instructable I will go through the steps I use to make one of my favorite salsa, which can be used in some very creative ways. Paired with crudite, chips, in a burrito, or on a burger (one of my very favorite applications) this king of all salsa will have you licking the plate. Let's fire it up!
Step 1: Gather and Prep Your Ingredients
- 1 Dozen Tomatillos
- 1/2 Onion
- 1 Large Lime (or 2 small limes as I have shown here)
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro
- 1 Bulb of Garlic
- 2 Jalapenos (I like to use one green and one red to add a little color contrast)
- Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Do a very rough cut on your cilantro and split your limes in half. Set these items aside for the time being.
Place your tomatillos, jalapenos, onion, and garlic on a baking pan and drizzle them with olive oil. At this point your ingredients should look like I have shown.
Step 2: Roast Your Vegetables
When you vegetables have a good char on top and have softened you can remove them from the oven. They should look about how I have shown. With the garlic roasted, the bulb will have softened enough that you can simply squeeze the bulb and they will pop right out.
Step 3: Blend the First Half
Add your cilantro to the food processor and squeeze in your limes. Be sure to add some of the lime zest as well to enhance the citrus aromatics and brightness of the salsa. Add fresh ground black pepper and a teaspoon or so of salt to the mix. Blend this until the cilantro is well integrated with the developing salsa.
Step 4: Add the Second Half and Pulse to Perfection
When your salsa reaches the consistency shown in the pictures you are all done! At this point, sample the salsa and add any additional salt or pepper that is needed to give it your final stamp of approval. The salsa should still be hot at this point so throw it into the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Once it is cool you are all set to spoon it out and enjoy!
Step 5: Add to Your Favorite Dish!
Breakfast? Fry up a couple of eggs with some bell peppers and onion. Top with salsa verde and serve with toast. Alternatively, make a sandwich from it and you have yourself a healthy and delicious power sandwich that i will keep you going well through your morning.
Why not add some fresh kick to your nachos? In the picture I have shown here, I diced some grilled chicken breast and spread it out on tortilla chips along with shredded cheese and diced onion. After a quick toast under the broiler I severed these up with a ramekin of fiery roasted salsa verde. My only regret was that I didn't make more (which was quickly resolved by a second round of nacho construction).
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Be sure to let me know what creative ways you use this recipe to compliment your own culinary creations!