There are so many varieties of salsa at the supermarket. Red, green, mango, black bean, spicy, mild etc. It is so easy to go buy one and break open a bag of tortilla chips at home. The only problem with a store bought jar of salsa is that is tastes like it came from a jar. Making salsa at home however, requires limited ingredients and most importantly, tastes really fresh. Your nachos deserve fresh salsa don’t you think? This Easy Green Tomatillo salsa is a good first homemade salsa recipe. Once you make your own salsa you will wonder why you never tried it before.
Tomatillos are tomato-like but kind of tangy. A green salsa is a good change of pace from the usual tomato. When I have the option of both at a salsa bar I find I usually go for the green. This easy green tomatillo salsa can of course go with chips and salsa but try putting it on eggs or on enchiladas for some extra tomatillo flavor.
Most of the ingredients you should already have other than the tomatillos of course. Onion, garlic, cilantro, olive oil, salt and cayenne are such staples that this salsa shouldn’t require too much extra work. You first cook the ingredients on the stove to really bring out the flavor and then mix it all together in a food processor.
A few tips:
- Since the ingredients are cooked on the stove, just remember to save at least one hour to refrigerate the salsa before serving if you are serving with chips as an appetizer.
- If you are serving on eggs or another hot dish like enchiladas or even a warm plate of nachos, you should be fine to serve it right out of the food processor.
- Feel free to add more cayenne pepper to adjust the spice level .
Easy Green Tomatillo Salsa
- 6 tomatillos, chopped into quarters
- 1/2 small onion, chopped large
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 of a bunch of cilantro, plus more for garnish
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- Heat oil on the stove.
- Add the onions.
- Let the onions cook, stirring occasionally.
- When the onions are softer, add the tomatillos and garlic and stir occasionally.
- After a few minutes, add the mixture to a food processor.
- Add the salt, cayenne pepper and cilantro and pulse until it is well blended but still has some texture.
- Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.