I LOVE Mexican food. It is hands down my favorite cuisine. It may be because there are a lot of spicy things going on with it and I LOVE spicy food. One of the many things about Mexican food that I love is all the salsas and sauces. This salsa verde recipe is so easy because you roast the ingredients and throw it in a blender and you have a delicious sauce!
makes about 1 cup
juice of 1 lime
12 springs of cilantro
4 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil spray.
Husk, rinse and cut the tomatillos in half.
Cut the half onion in half.... so you basically have 2 quarters of an onion. Hope I didn't lose you there.
Cut the top off the jalapeño. You can definitely add another if you want it extra spicy but I think the one packs enough of a punch. If you want it milder you can omit this ingredient all together or cut it in the middle and take out the seeds.
Add the tomatillos, onion, jalapeño, and garlic cloves the baking sheet.
Put in oven and roast for 25 minutes.
Here's what you'll have. 2 of my cloves were completely hard so I did not use them. This was my first time roasting garlic so I had a learning moment here. Next time I will wrap the garlic separately so the heat isn't so intense on those because they are so small. I replaced them with 2 raw cloves of garlic in this recipe.
Take the cilantro off the stem and give that a rough chop.
Add everything on the baking sheet (I included the juices on the pan), cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Blend it all together until all ingredients are broken down and combined.
And now you have delicious salsa verde to put on anything!