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Green Chile and Charred Tomatillo Salsa

I love salsa. It is flavorful, easy to change up and helps you get your veggies in.  I’ve used this savory addition on my enchiladas for a twist, in my veggie burgers for a flavor boost, as a salad dressing and simply stirred into rice. Really, the sky is the limit with this beautiful and addictive sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tomatillos husked and halved
  • 1 green chile seeded and roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 jalapeño peppers stemmed, halved and seeded
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Turn oven to broil.
  • In an oven safe dish, add tomatillos, onion, green chile, garlic, and jalapeño. Place in oven and broil for 6 minutes, or until vegetables begin to char and blister.
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest until cool enough to handle
  • Transfer broiled vegetables to blender and pulse until a chunky salsa forms.
  • Pour salsa into a bowl and stir in cilantro, lime juice, and salt.

Notes

 Double the recipe and freeze half in an ice cube tray. It make a wonderful addition to sauces, soups and stews and can be easil stirred into a pot of rice or pasta salad!