Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Tired of the same old boring tomato salsa?  What you need to do is get a fabulous sister-in-law with a major green thumb who gives you a sack full of lovely tomatillos and a fresh green salsa is a food processor whirl away.  This is super easy to put together once everything is peeled and cooked.  There is no dicing or mincing involved.  Just chuck everything into the bowl of the processor and pulse a few times and it's done.
Serve with chips or as a topping for green enchiladas which is what I'll be doing with mine.  Thanks for all of the produce Christie.  You're the best!
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

8-10 tomatillos, peeled and cut into halves
1-2 cloves of garlic
1/2 large onion, cut in quarters
3-4 green jalapeno peppers, seed if desired to avoid too much heat
1/2 cup cilantro

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place tomatillo halves, garlic, onion and peppers on sheet and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast approximately 20-25 minutes.
Let mixture cool for a few minutes then place in food processor fitted with steel blade and add fresh cilantro leaves.  Pulse 5-6 times until it forms a smooth sauce.  You make need to add 1-2 tablespoons of water.  Serve as an accompaniment with corn chips or as a sauce for enchiladas or burritos.

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