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Fresh Chili Salsa

 Fresh Chili Salsa
This is a typical New Mexico appetizer that makes good use of fresh cilantro and locally grown tomatillos and serranos. Enjoy it with corn chips or crackers. —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + standing Broil: 10 min.


  • 2 to 3 serrano peppers
  • 3 to 4 tomatillos, husks removed
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Tortilla chips


  • Broil peppers 4 in. from the heat until skins blister, about 4
  • minutes. With tongs, rotate peppers a quarter turn. Broil and rotate
  • until all sides are blistered and blackened. Immediately place
  • peppers in a small bowl; cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Peel
  • off and discard charred skin. Remove stems and seeds. Finely chop
  • peppers.
  • Place tomatillos in a small saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until
  • tomatillos begin to soften; drain. Cool to room temperature.
  • Chop tomatillos; place in a small bowl. Add the tomatoes, onion,
  • cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt and roasted peppers. Serve with
  • chips. Yield: 3 cups.

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Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without chips) equals 17 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 Free food.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.