Best Salsa Verde

3 Tomatillos (husks removed)
3 Fresh Jalapeno Peppers
2 Small Zucchinis
6-8 Sweet Mini Bell Peppers (red, orange and yellow)
1 Small Sweet Yellow Onion
1/4 Bunch Fresh Cilantro
Juice and Zest of 1 Lime
Salt and Pepper
Canola or Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 475 Degrees F.  Rough chop all produce EXCEPT Cilantro and Lime!  Remove stems from all peppers but okay to leave ribs and seeds in tact as it will all get pureed together beautifully.

Coat onions, tomatillos, peppers and zucchini GENEROUSLY with oil, salt and pepper and put in a large roasting pan.  Toss to coat evenly.  Roast for 15-20 minutes, checking occasionally to rotate with spatula to ensure even cooking.  

Remove dish from oven and place it in a safe place on countertop-turn OFF the oven.  Loosely cover with tinfoil and allow mixture to sit for at least 30 minutes.  Now put all in your blender or food processor including all the lovely roasting liquid! Begin pulsing and then lastly add thoroughly washed cilantro (stems are fine) and lime juice and zest.  

Add a tablespoon or two of cold water if you want puree thinner.  Taste test for salt level.  Serve immediately (may be a bit warm) or store in airtight container in refrigerator.  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or use as a sauce for tamales, enchiladas, burritos and more!

Chef's Note:  you might be surprised that garlic is not listed in the ingredients list. Feel free to roast a few cloves of garlic if you want. I often do but have found this to be just as tasty when omitted.  Enjoy!

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