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salsa verde from our garden


As we were planning and planting our garden this past Spring, we decided to plant some tomatillos.  We planted some from seed but they didn't seem to be growing very well, so we went out and bought two tomatillo plants - one took off and started producing a LOT, the other not so much...  then the seedlings took off and became big plants and now those are producing... and now we have LOTS and LOTS of tomatillos. 

So what do you do with a whole bunch of tomatillos?

You make a big batch of salsa verde...

It was super simple and fairly fast to throw together. We found an excellent recipe from over at She Wears Many Hats and used that as a guide -  we were about 1/3 pound shy of 2 pounds and had some fresh jalapenos and serano peppers that we needed to use from the garden. We adjusted the recipe to the amount of tomatillos that we had but we followed her steps fairly closely!  You should totally go check out this recipe and make some - it's amazing and better than the salsa verde from Moe's! Promise!! 

Salsa Verde 

  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos (husks removed and washed)
  • 4 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 serano pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt

  1. Crush the garlic. Place the onion, garlic, peppers, and tomatillos whole on a baking sheet and roast in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes. (rotate halfway through)
  2. Peel the garlic and remove the seeds from the peppers, chop the onion
  3. Add the roasted ingredients into the food processor and chop. Add the cilantro and salt until all is chopped and mixed well together.

*Recipe adapted from She Wears Many Hats - She has an excellent step by step guide with great pics for making Salsa Verde up on her blog!