Roasted Tomatillo Salsa - Joy of Kosher

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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Tomatillos look like small green tomatoes surrounded by green husks and are translated to 'little tomatoes' in Spanish. In reality, tomatillos are a firm fruit that is very acidic and adds tons of brightness and tangy/sour flavors to sauces, stews and salsas. 

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  • 1 1/2 cupsServings

Ingredients

  • 4 large tomatillos (about 8 ounces), husked and rinsed   

  • 1 medium jalapeno, stemmed  

  • 3 large garlic cloves  

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil   

  • Several sprigs of cilantro (or parsley)  

  • ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds  

  • Juice of 1 lime  

  • 1 small white onion, small diced and rinsed under cold water  

  • Kosher salt  

  • Freshly cracked black pepper   

Preparation

Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil.

1. Broil tomatillos, jalapeno and garlic until slightly blackened and blotchy, about 5 minutes.

2. Pulse broiled vegetables, evoo, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, lime juice and ¼ cup of water until a coarse puree in a food processor or blender.

3. Fold in rinsed onion.

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