Farm Fresh Salsa Verde

Farm Fresh Salsa Verde
Farm Fresh Salsa Verde

Salsa verde means 'green salsa' and is also referred to as Tomatillo Salsa. While most salsa is made with red tomatoes, salsa verde is made with tomatillos, which are surprisingly, not green tomatoes.

Here in the Northeast US, tomatillos seem to be available during the early and mid Summer months. We have one grower at our local farmers market who has created a basket of fresh ingredients to make salsa verde. I add a few extra spices for flavor and heat and keep a large bowl in the fridge for chips, tacos, eggs - and anything else that would be good with a large plop of salsa!

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Category: Salsa
  • 4 -5 small to medium tomatillos, husked, washed and cut into large pieces
  • 1 jalapeno, de-veined and seeded and roughly chopped (leave the seeds and veins if you want more heat)
  • 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • juice from 1/2 fresh lime - about 1 Tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro - you can use Dried Cilantro, but this grower included fresh with the basket so I used it.
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Just a pinch of Salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until all ingredients are chopped and combined. I like to keep mine a little coarse for crunchiness, but you can processes to your desired texture.
  2. Put any unused portions in a sealed bowl or jar and it should keep in the refrigerator for about a week. (Not that I have tested this - since it NEVER lasts a week in my house - we love this stuff!!)