Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo Salsa Verde, like pickled red onions, is a great condiment for Mexican food. The slightly acidic tomatillos make a mild green sauce that is perfect with delicate fish tacos.

The tomatillos that Ample Bites used in the preparation of this salsa came from the Ample Bite Vegetable Farm. Tomatillos look like green tomatoes that are encased in a thin husk but they taste nothing like tomatoes.

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Tomatillo Salsa Verde
(Adapted from recipe courtesy of BonAppetit.com, July 2014)

Makes about 2 cups

1 lb. tomatillos, husked, rinsed and quartered
1/2 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, smashed
1 1/2 Serrano pepper, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems
3 strong dashes of Garlic Hot Sauce
Kosher salt

Puree the tomatillos in a food processor or blender. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to puree, adding water as needed, until smooth. Season with salt. Refrigerate for an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

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