Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Yes, you are hearing way too much about the Seattle Seahawks from me.  So sue me. Actually, don’t.  But what you SHOULD do is watch this video.  Even if you are not a Seahawks fan, I guarantee it will crack you up anyway.  I have watched it about 50 times in the past few weeks and am not tired of it at all.

“What Does The Hawk Say?”

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This is one of those recipes that is so easy, it’s hard to call it “cooking.”  But since an oven is involved, I suppose it is!  It is also super cheap.  The ingredients totaled a little less than $5, and it made about 5 cups!

This tomatillo salsa verde from She Wears Many Hats was a total hit at my office’s “Snack Food Friday” last week.  Colleagues were coming up to me all day saying it was the best salsa they ever had, how did I make it, can they get the recipe, etc and so forth.  If you make this for your Super Bowl party (or heck, just make it to gobble it up yourself!), it is guaranteed to be a total hit.  It is GREEN (go Seahawks!!) and is literally all vegetables.  You can’t beat that.


Why yes, I like to make a mess when I cook.  Doesn’t everyone? 😉

Side note: I was a bit hesitant to add all 6 jalapeños at once, so I added a few at a time.  My husband taste-tested the recipe and said it was fantastic, and only mildly spicy with all six.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

serves a lot

-2lbs tomatillos, husks removed and washed
-6 jalapeños
-4 garlic cloves
-1 medium onion
-2/3cu fresh cilantro leaves (or however much you want, really)
-salt, to taste

-Preheat oven to 400, then chop the onion in half, crush the garlic, and leave the jalapeños and tomatillos whole (do not peel the onion and garlic). Roast on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes, turning halfway through the roasting time.
-Peel the garlic, de-seed the jalapeños, and peel and roughly chop the onion.
-In a large food processor, add all roasted ingredients, plus cilantro, and pulse until all ingredients are chopped and it reaches your desired consistency. Add salt only as needed.
-Serve with chips, crackers, or whatever you want!


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