Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

This is a fresh and spicy Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde!  Try this salsa in burritos, soups like my “White Bean Tomatillo Verde Soup“, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas or with plain corn chips.

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 Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe:

Approx. 5 Cups

  • 4 Poblano Peppers – roasted
  • 10 to 12 Tomatillos – roasted
  • 1/2 White Onion
  • 1- 4 Serrano Chili Peppers – remove seeds for a milder salsa
  • 1 Cup Cilantro
  • 2 – 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice – fresh squeezed
  • 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
Instructions:
Peppers

on the stovetop on medium-high heat.  A gas stove works the best but it will work fine on an electric stove. Char the peppers on all sides turning with a pair of tongs.  When good and charred, steam them for 10 minutes in a covered dish or a paper bag rolled shut to hold in the steam.

Take a paper towel and rub off the char.  It’s ok to leave a little of the char.  Slice in half and remove the seeds and stems.

Tomatillo

Cut the cores out of the tomatillos and cut in half then spread them out on a baking sheet cut side down.

Turn on the broiler and broil tomatillos for 5 -7 minutes then flip over and broil for another 2 to 4 minutes or until real soft.

Add onion to a pot of water and bring to a boil then remove and put in the food processor.

When tomatillos are done, let cool then remove burnt parts of skin as best you can then add to a food processor.

Salsa

Add the poblano and serrano to a food processor along with cilantro, lime, and salt.  Puree.

Serve warm or cold.

Roasted-Tomatilla-Salsa-Verde Health benefits:

Tomatillos have been found to have antibacterial and anti-cancer properties from the Ixocarpa Lactone-A, a phyto-chemical.  They contain niacin, which helps convert food into energy. They are a rich source of vitamin C and flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants, vitamin K  that increases bone mass, potassium that helps electrolyte regulation, nerve function, muscle control, and blood pressure, folate that supports red blood cell formation and fiber.  They are without sugars, low in salt and cholesterol-free.

Poblano Peppers are extremely high in vitamin C; just one pepper has 95% of your daily value.  They are great for your immune system and help to reduce inflammation like in arthritis and asthma.  They are also helpful with the increase of oxygen helping the body to burn more calories 20 minutes after eating peppers.  They are full of vitamin A, vitamin K, and potassium.

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