Roasted Salsa Verde
Oh my goodness how we love Mexican food, tacos, carne asada, salsa's, tamales oh the list goes on and on. While we were in Arizona a few weeks ago we visited a few very good Mexican restaurants and they had some wonderful salsa's. When we arrived back home I thought to myself those salsa's were so good that I would give it a whirl and make a green salsa. I mean I always knew how easy it was to make but why I have never made green salsa before was beyond me. Omigosh this salsa was a hit with my family, wether your dipping your tortilla chips in it or spreading it on your tacos this salsa will blow you away!
Cook time: PT40M
Total time: PT1H5M
- 7 Whole Tomatillos
- 1/2 Cup Sweet Onion Cut In Half
- 2 Whole Serrano Peppers
- 1 Whole Jalapeno Pepper
- 4-5 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro
- 2 Teaspoons Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt (Or to Taste)
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper (Or to Taste)
- 3 Cloves Garlic Roasted (Optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a cookie sheet or a cookie sheet with sides with tin foil.
- Wash and dry tomatillos and serrano peppers.
- Place a small amount of olive oil in the palm of your hand and coat tomatillos, serrano peppers, jalapeno pepper, (garlic optional) and half of onion. **Note** leave skin on the half of onion and place cut side down on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until tomatillos are soft.
- For this next step you can either use a blender or a food processor, (I used a blender)
- When vegetables are finished cooking remove from the oven and place the tomatillos in the blender or food processor.
- Remove skin from the onion and place in the blender or food processor.
- **Note** to control the amount of heat that goes into your salsa remove stems and seeds from the jalapeno and serrano peppers, if you want it hotter than add the seeds a little at a time.
- Place peppers in the blender or food processor.
- Place cilantro, lime juice salt, and pepper in the blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth, remove from the blender and place in the refrigerator until completely cooled.
- You may need to add a bit more salt and pepper after salsa has cooled.