I've never made anything with tomatillos before. Though they've intrigued me! I've seen them at the store and they look so cute. I just didn't know what to do with them.
Until Jenn from Slim Shoppin' made an awesome looking green salsa. She raved so much about it that I just had to make it!
I didn't have a poblano pepper, I KNEW I forgot something! So I just used a red pepper. So, it's not so green anymore. Oh well. I think this is the kind of recipe that you can pretty much just stick anything in and it will be awesome! (well, maybe not peanut butter)
I used this salsa on MANY things!! I made some cheesy chimichangas and drizzled a bunch on them.
I also made an egg quesadilla several mornings with egg beaters and the green salsa! Super low calorie, filling and incredibly tasty!
I also used it on a Chipotle Bean Burger salad! I LOVE these bean burgers and buy them in bulk at Costco.
Finally, it was used on a chicken salad made with leftover chicken from a buffalo wing pizza. So basically, you can put this stuff on pretty much anything!
It was SO quick & easy to make. I will totally make this again! The only thing I would do different is add some cilantro.
The only bad part was after I had the blender out and cleaned. The kids
This is linked with:
No Whine Wednesday at Food on the Table
What's For Dinner? at Hon, What's For Dinner
Works For Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family
Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop
What's on Your Plate? at Good Cheap Eats
Hearth & Soul from Girlichef
Wholesome Whole Foods at Healthy Food Lover
Vegetarian Foodie Fridays at Breastfeeding Moms Unite
My Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory
Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey, What's For Dinner Mom?
Green Tomatillo Salsa Recipe
Adapted from Slim Shoppin'
About 10 tomatillos, paper removed
1 onion, chopped
1 poblano pepper (I used red), rough chopped
4 -5 cloves of garlic, peeled (I so went heavy on this, I love garlic)
Juice of 1/2 lime
Few drops of hot sauce (to taste)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Cilantro (optional) I didn't but would next time
Chuck everything in a pan with olive oil and cook for about 10 minutes until it starts to cook and tomatillos get a bit of color. Charring it a bit is fine too. Dump it in a blender or food processor and blend away. Enjoy!