Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Salsa Verde / Green Salsa

I had this first at a local mexican restaurent when i went for a team lunch. Till then, i didn't even know such a thing existed :-) I like this better than the regular salsa.

When i searched in the internet for this i saw different recipes with different methods - cooked, uncooked, pureed, chopped and also with different list of ingredients. As usual, i picked the one with lesser number of ingredients and i did not want to go with the uncooked version. After all the salmonella scare, i dont feel comfortable to eat anything uncooked :) I didn't note down the recipe (lazy me!) and i didn't follow the recipe exactly, so ended up with a watery salsa. I sauteed the tomatillos instead of roasting or boiling and i think that's the reason why i ended up with a watery salsa.

Ingredients :

Tomatillos - 6
Onion - 2 (chopped)
Cilantro - 1 small bunch
lemon juice - 1 spoon or as required
Salt
Serrano peppers - 2 or more



Method :

Boil the tomatillos for 10 minutes. Let it cool. Chop them and pulse them in a processor along with the chopped onions, peppers and cilantro. Add salt and lemon juice (you can skip lemon juice if the tomatillos are very sour).
Tastes great with tortilla chips or the healthier, baked pita chips (seen in picture). Here is a picture of tomatillos, if you are not familiar with it.



I am sending this to Vaishali's IAVW : Mexican
I am also sending this to Sanghi's Fall In Luv : Tomato


39 comments:

veggie belly said...

this is my husbands favorite! im going to try and make this for him, thanks for the recipe!

Pooja said...

Never tried salsa..looking delicious vibaas..

sowmya said...

nice recipe for salsa..looks yumm..

Cham said...

I only tasted in rest, shoudl be a great dip :)

Priya Sriram said...

I love the tomatilla picture... not familiar though... :)

Lavanya said...

looks delicious..vats the diff b/w tomotillos n tomotoes?

Sanghi said...

I'v never had this. Picture looks great!:)

Priya said...

I tasted once in Mexican restaurant,nice salsa!!

Chitra said...

new to me,looks nice!!

LG said...

I saw quite a few tomatilla salsa today. Tomatilla's in season? Looks nice, must be tangy and tasty :)

Premyscakes said...

never tried this, looks great, will give a try for sure.

Akal's Saappadu said...

I haven't tasted nothing more than the famous guacamole and the tortillas :) this one is new;

Happy cook said...

Looks so so yummy.

Ammu said...

salsa is my family fav dip. I am new to this green salsa. will try soon.

Shama Nagarajan said...

salsa looks yummy

Asha said...

I used Tomatillos once, it was so sour, never bought it again! :D Salsa looks great, love red and green salsa too.

Vishali said...

wow...nice chunky salsa Vibaas....love to indulge in it :).

Alka said...

sounds tangy and yumm, i had just made that regular salsa with tomatoes,onion and few herbs(one that looks like Indian salad),never knew salsa could be like this too....thnks for sharing

Laavanya said...

You are so right.. I prefer this to the usual tomato salsa too. I have posted a version too that I normally make to go with enchiladas - yummy.

Sharmi said...

I have never used tomatillo in my cooking. nice looking salsa!

Yasmeen said...

super good chip-n-dip:)

Vrinda said...

Never tried any salsa yet...looks easy and healthy...Are the tomatilla and green tomatoes same?

Ashwini said...

love tomatillos..salsa looks yumm..

Priya said...

This has been on my to-do list forever! Your recipe might just give me the needed push

Madhumathi said...

I too have never used tomatillos..The salsa verde looks yummy and its a perfect dip!

Vibaas said...

Thanks all.

Asha, i bought another batch to make chutney and it was unbearably sour and i threw away the whole chutney :) I'll try to find out if there is any tips out there to reduce the sourness incase they are too sour.

Lavanya, tomatillos are green tomatos.

Vrinda, yes they are the same :)

Sathya Sankar said...

salsa looks yummy. never tried tomotillos..

Ann said...

Tomatillos are my fav Vib,esp for fish gravy..looks so tempting there...would love to get some
Salsa looks yummy too vibs..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

good try....looks inviting vibaas.

Gita's Kitchen said...

I have never the green salsa, sounds very intresting, looks delicious too, I have to try this soon :)

Varsha Vipins said...

We both love Salsa's..n I havent had this tomatillo version yet..looks good..spicy one Vidhya..:)

Namratha said...

Salsa verde is our favourite too, it makes everything so delicious.

Uma said...

looks great Vibaas! Never tried it. Yum!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

We make chutney and kootu with thakkali kaai..This one is good too!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looks yummy. Never had this,but will sure give it a try.

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Aparna said...

A cooked salsa sounds nice. We don't get tomatillos here, but I could do this with green tomatoes.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Looks delicious!! love to try!

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

salsa recipe looks yumm!! will give it a try..

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