In love, absolute love. Last fall, we were dining at a local Mexican Restaurant where I ordered a burrito with green crap on top. Guess what, this was not crap. It was green homemade delicious. Sadly, it’s only been at this one location where I’ve been able to find this decadent green delight.
It took me quite some time to figure out what this, fresh, flavorful, chip dip-able substance was unfortunately. Enter stage right, Salsa Verde.
You know what ruins Salsa Verde and Green Chile….chain restaurants. They suck.
Probably why it’s been years since I’ve tried it, and more importantly, the reason why I couldn’t initially figure out what it even was due to it tasting COMPLETLY different when it’s homemade. As in, edible, and not edible. Apples and oranges. People who like crappy salsa verde also buy the pre-made guacamole in the store that is prepackaged…ya it’s gross and literally tastes nothing like guacamole.
Chips, eggs, cheeseburgers, sandwiches, whatever. You need to dump this on everything. Inexpensive, and fun to make at home!
3/4 cup cilantro
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp lime juice
2-4 serrano or jalapeno peppers (depending on how hot you want it)
2 tsp crushed red pepper
s/p to taste
1. Take the outer shell off the tomatillos. Place the tomatillos in a pan of boiling water for a total of 8 minutes, flipping them half thru.
2.As the tomatillos are boiling, place the rest of your ingredients in a food processor or blender.
3. Once the tomatillos are finished, dump it all in the blender, and blend! See, told you that was easy.