Green Chile Salsa with Cilantro and Tomatillos

Green Chile Salsa Ingredients

Green chile season makes me a little crazy. I want to add green chile to everything! Thus I must make a batch of green chile salsa. I want to use tomatillos, which are very interesting fruits that resemble a green tomato. They are pretty tart so I have decided to roast this salsa to sweeten it up a bit.

Tomatillo

The Glorious Tomatillo

Ingredients:

Tomatillos (5)
Tomatoes (5)
Green chile (~8 strips)
Onion (1 medium)
Garlic (1 tbps)
Salt (~1 tsp)
Pepper (~.5 tsp)
Oil (2 tbsp)
Cilantro (~1/4 cup)

Directions:

Chop everything up coarsely, add to a baking pan, season and toss with the oil. Preheat oven to 400 F and roast. My tomatoes had a lot of water content so I ended up roasting this batch for almost an hour, turning everything every 20 minutes.

Green Chile Salsa Ingredients

Notice that there are no chiles in the pan. While I am roasting these lovely vegetables, I am peeling my green chiles (see green chile recipe).

Green Chile Salsa

Once done, combine roasted vegetables, cilantro, and green chiles into a blender and puree. The only thing this salsa is missing is a squeeze of lime but I’m too tired to go back to the store!

Green Chile Salsa

Green Chile Salsa

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Instructions
  1. Chop everything up coarsely, add to a baking pan, season and toss with the oil. Preheat oven to 400 F and roast. My tomatoes had a lot of water content so I ended up roasting this batch for almost an hour, turning everything every 20 minutes.
  2. While roasting the vegetables, peel your green chile if it is not already peeled
  3. Combine roasted vegetables, cilantro, and green chiles into a blender and puree. Fresh juice from 1/2 lime can be added as well.
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