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Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

“Dare to deviate from tomato salsa and try this tomatillo-based version for a deliciously addictive change of pace. It’s fantastic on its own with tortilla chips or served as a condiment alongside a variety of meats." —Lori Kostecki, Wausau, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 medium tomato, quartered
  • 1 small onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add tomatillos. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Drain.
  • 2. Place the tomatillos, tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and seasonings in a food processor. Cover and process until blended. Serve with chips. Yield: 2-1/4 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips) equals 19 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.