Green Salsa in Bowl
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Salsa Verde {Green Salsa}

Have this homemade salsa on hand at all times.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Green Salsa, Salsa Verde
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
(Inactive time to chill not included in total time) 1 hour
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author [email protected]

Ingredients

  • 13 tomatillos (small to medium size) peeled and stems removed, rinsed to remove stickiness
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and cut in half
  • 2 green jalapeno peppers stem removed, cut in half lengthwise, seed removed
  • ½ of a medium size yellow or white onion peeled and cut into large size pieces
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 of a bunch of cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt or salt to taste
  • 3 dashes dried oregano leaves

Instructions

  • Simmer Ingredients - Heat a medium size saucepan on medium heat and add the chicken broth, tomatillos, jalapenos, onion, garlic, and oregano.  Simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.  By this time the broth should have reduced by 1/2 or more.
  • Blend Ingredients - The next step is to blend the ingredients (including the liquid) by using a food processor, or a regular blender (with a jar). If using a regular blender, it's very important to use caution; since the ingredients are hot, steam can build up and blow the lid off of the blender.
    Here are some important tips if using a blender:
    - add the salsa to the blender jar in batches that are no larger than 1/3 full
    - remove the center piece from the blender lid
    - place the lid (minus the center piece) on the blender jar
    - cover the lid with a clean towel folded to a size slightly larger than the lid
    - hold the towel over the lid while blending on the lowest speed
  • Next add the salt and pepper, and pulse a few times. Add the cilantro. Pulse about 5 or 6 times just enough for the cilantro to blend in.
  • Do a taste test to see if more salt is needed.  Salt really brings out the flavor in this salsa.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature with tortilla chips, or use as an enchilada sauce, taco sauce, or green burrito sauce. It’s also delicious on top of scrambled eggs or as a marinade.

Notes

TIPS:

  1. If using a regular blender, it's very important to use caution; since the ingredients are hot, steam can build up and blow the lid off of the blender.  Here are some important tips if using a blender: - add the soup to the blender jar in batches that are no larger than 1/3 full
    - remove the center piece from the blender lid
    - place the lid (minus the center piece) on the blender jar
    - cover the lid with a clean towel folded to a size slightly larger than the lid
    - hold the towel over the lid while blending on the lowest speed