Thursday, August 11, 2011

Salsa Verde - Naturally Gluten and Dairy Free

I had never tried salsa verde that I can recall before I got a wild hair to try and make it.  I based my version of salsa verde on this recipe from the blog Nourishing Flourishing   It really is a simple salsa to put together and the flavor is absolutely amazing!  I love trying new things especially when they are naturally gluten free and dairy free.

Salsa Verde

1 1/2 to 2 lbs tomatillos
1 large onion
4 large cloves of garlic
1 large jalapeno pepper
1 serrano pepper
1 large bunch fresh cilantro
salt & pepper to taste
pinch of sugar

Peel the husk off the tomatillos and wash.
Cut the tomatillos in half.
Place the tomatillos cut side down on a baking sheet.
Broil 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly charred and slightly softened.
Place the roasted tomatillos, onions, garlic, and chili peppers in the food processor.
Process until chunky.
Add the cilantro and continue to process until the desired consistency.
Season with salt, pepper and sugar.


  1. It sounds delicious but I am not sure my kids would eat it. They try to avoid anything green except broccoli.

  2. Anne - If they love salsa of the red variety then they likely will love this green salsa :)

  3. I make tons of this during the peak of the tomatillo season and freeze it. It makes putting together green chili and a multitude of other dishes a snap. I especially love the bright freshness it adds to our meals during the winter.


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