Tomatillo Salsa - Family Favorite
Salsa has always been one of those things that I eat non stop. I can sit down at a table and not stop till I eat the entire bag of chips. I hang my head in shame but then remember it was worth it. When restaurants offer chips and salsa I always fill up on it before the meal makes it to the table. Just put the salsa on the table and no one gets hurt.
This recipe is my go to favorite. It's so simple but tastes like its from a restaurant. It makes about 48 oz of salsa. After letting the salsa sit for 30 minutes I pour into glass jars. Placing a little tag and a bow make this a great little hostess gift. The best part is most of the ingredients are things you keep in your pantry and fridge. Everyone has their favorite brand of tomato sauce so check out the different options in the store and see how the recipe can really change. Rotel makes it more spicy. Whole foods version (used today) gives it a less salty flavor. Del Monte has a great version but hard to find.
Once you master this you can start to play with the recipe. Adding more jalapeños, roasting the tomatoes, roasting peppers and changing up the type tomatoes are just a few ideas. Try adding this salsa to your breakfast eggs, inside a cheese quesadilla, or top your salad with a little fat free greek yogurt and add the salsa and you will have an amazing lunch. Today we are doing it with good old fashioned tortilla chips. Hope you enjoy!
10 oz can of diced tomatoes with jalapeños and cilantro
5 medium sized tomatillos
5 Roma tomatoes or vine-ripened tomatoes
6 ends of green onions (yup the roots)
2 jalapenos (I use 4 for spicy salsa)
3 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons of garlic salt
2 limes juiced
1 bunch of cilantro roughly chopped off the stems. (About 2 cups)
1. Using a large blender or food processor place all ingredients EXCEPT LIME JUICE in blender and blend till thoroughly chopped and mixed. Be careful not to turn into smooth soup. I use the pulse option to get a nice rough chop of the ingredients.
2. Pour into container with a lid. Pour lime juice over the top of the salsa and stir gently with a spoon. Seal the container and place in fridge. Let sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy.