Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Salsa Verde

We are part of a fruit and vegetable co-op that lets us get all sorts of good stuff every other week from the local farmers market. This week we got a ton of tomatillos for free so I tried out a new recipe from It was super easy to make and I served it over enchiladas and quesadillas. We also just dipped chips in it. We thought it was yummy so I thought I'd share!

1 pound tomatillos, husked
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 serrano chile pepper, minced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
2 cups water
Place tomatillos, onion, garlic, and chile pepper into a saucepan. Season with cilantro, oregano, cumin, and salt; pour in water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the tomatillos are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
Using a blender, carefully puree the tomatillos and water in batches until smooth.
*I pureed everything in my food processor and it worked well. I also didn't mince the chile pepper and I used dried oregano.


Meg said...

Thanks Katie! How do you do fruit and vegetable co-ops work??

Katie said...

There are 12 families who each pay $10 every other week. One person is designated each time to go up to the farmers market and buy a bunch of produce. Then they divide it up and you go pick it up from their house. We get all sorts of yummy, fresh foods for really cheap. You end up getting way more than $10 worth and it's fun to try things I normally wouldn't buy (like 3 lbs. of tomatillos!)