Recipe: Tomatillo Salsa Verde

From St. Joseph School, New Hampton, IA.

1 1/2 lb tomatillos
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 JalapeƱo peppers OR 2 serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and chopped (you can use whole for more heat if you want)
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt to taste (about 1 t.)

1 Remove papery husks from tomatillos and rinse well.

2 Cut the tomatillos in half and place cut side down on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place under a broiler for about 5-7 minutes to lightly blacken the skin.
3 Place tomatillos, lime juice, onions, cilantro, chili peppers, sugar in a blender or food processor and pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and mixed. Season to taste with salt. Cool in refrigerator.
Serve with chips or as a salsa accompaniment to Mexican dishes.
Yield: Makes 3 cups.
***When this was made for the students, we did not use all the jalapeno that the recipe calls for.



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