Sunday, October 14, 2012

Houston-Style Green Salsa

This is another recipe from The Homesick Texan Cookbook. I LOVE this salsa!!! The tomatillos provide a super tangy note to this smooth salsa. If you're looking for a salsa that is a little different, has a smooth texture and will instantly brighten up any dish you pair it with, then this is for you.

Andy wasn't as crazy about this - not a big tomatillo fan - but this one is a keeper for me!

*And note, you make this with fresh or canned tomatillos. Mine were frozen fresh. I had husked them, washed them, removed the stem and individually frozen them on a quarter sheet pan in the freezer before transferring them to a zip top bag for an occasion just like this one!

Houston-Style Green Salsa via The Homesick Texan Cookbook
3/4 lb. small tomatillos, husks removed, or one 11-oz. can of whole tomatillos, drained
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 or 2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbs lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro
Salt, to taste

1. If using fresh tomatillos, on high heat, bring a pot of water to boiling and cook tomatillos until soft, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the tomatillos to a blender along with the avocado, serrano chiles, garlic, lime juice and cilantro. Blend until smooth and then add salt to taste.

I served this with carnitas, but it would be excellent with tacos, enchiladas, burritos or even just tortilla chips!

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