Salsa. Something that I basically always have on hand because it’s such an easy thing to snack on, or put out if you have people over! I always have Mateo’s Salsa on hand because I buy the giant jar at Costco! But finding a good jarred green salsa can be quite the challenge. Or I guess one that I’ve loved. So I give you my 5 minute creamy tomatillo salsa. It’s delicious, healthy, clean and preservative free!!!
I actually posted this recipe about 5 years ago and I needed to retire it! I didn’t wanna just revamp the original post because I love looking at how far I’ve come when it comes to blogging and photography, so I just decided to make a whole new post instead.
Now let’s chat about tomatillos for a hot second. First of all, they are dirt cheap you guys. I think they are currently 78 cents for a pound at my grocery store right now!! SAY WHAAAAT?! Grab some if you see some because they will be in season all summer, into the early fall! Second of all, they don’t actually ring true in meaning to their name. Tomatillo does mean “little tomato”, but it’s actually not a tomato! It’s a fruit, slightly acidic, and much less sweet than a tomato. The flavor is definitely more of a vegetable flavor and it’s a beautiful bright green color. Once cooked it does lose some of that color, but it’s absolutely delicious!
If you’re wondering why this recipe will only take you 5 minutes, it’s because all you do is chop the veggies and blend. Once you get those husks off the tomatillos, you’ll notice that they are pretty sticky. Wash them with some warm water and you’ll be golden. Put everything in a blender and voila. I’m not kidding…it really is that easy.
This normally makes quite a bit, so stick some in a mason jar to hand off to a friend or neighbor! I haven’t tried freezing it (because it normally gets used up!) but I’d probably put it into ice cubes, and freeze them in a ziploc bag. Use it as a salsa (duh!), a marinating sauce, or as a finishing sauce for tacos and/or proteins like chicken, fish, or steak!
- 1 lb of tomatillos, removed of husks, washed, and coarsely chopped
- 1 avocado, pitted and coarsely chopped
- 1/4 of a red onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 serrano, whole
- 2-3 garlic cloves, whole
- 1/2 cup of cilantro, loosely packed
- 1 tsp of cumin powder
- 1/4 cup of water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Put everything in a blender and give it a go! THAT’S IT!