Thursday, May 4, 2017

Salsa Verde


I've got another favorite recipe for y'all. It's actually my daughter, Emily's, recipe, but I taught her to share. If you like Tex Mex, then this is the recipe for you. You can eat it with chips, if you like. Of course, I eat it on baked potatoes and drizzle it over my salads. It's delicious drizzled over beans and rice, too. 

Ingredients:

Tomatillos: 4 to 5 large...or...7 to 8 small
Jalapenos: 1 large or 2 small
Onion: 1/4 large or 1/2 small
Garlic: 3 cloves
Cilantro: 1 bunch 
Salt: To taste


  If you've never seen tomatillos before, they look like small green tomatoes in a thin papery green husk. They are sold in the grocery store near the tomatoes. You will need to remove these husks and wash the tomatillos...they tend to have a sticky residue on the skin. You'll notice that I used one and a half pieces of jalapeno. This gives it a pretty good bit of heat. If you like a milder Salsa Verde, use just one jalapeno.


Next, place the tomatillos and jalapenos in a pot and bring to a vigorous boil. Immediately, remove the pot from the burner and set aside. Reserve the water for later, if needed.


While the tomatillos and jalapenos are coming up to a boil, wash your cilantro and peel your onion and garlic.


Place the cilantro, onion, garlic, tomatillos and jalapenos in a blender or food processor. Add salt to taste...I usually start with about a 1/2 tsp. 
You can always add more, if you need to.
Blend. 
If the salsa is a little too thick, add a tablespoon or two of the reserved water. 


This recipe yielded one quart.

Of course, the salsa will be warm when you're done. Refrigerate it for a couple of hours to cool and let the flavors meld. The salsa keeps well in the fridge for a couple of weeks....if it lasts that long. I doubt it will. You'll want to eat it on everything. 

Let me know if you try it. 

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Health Journey Update: 

Weight Loss:  19 lbs.
Blood Sugars today: 102
Energy Level: Fabulous
Exercise this week: Bike - 40 miles, Walk/Run - 2 miles  

~~ ** Laurie **~~


20 comments:

  1. My son would love this!!! I can't do peppers at all but I bet it tastes great! Congrats on 19 pounds! You go, girlie!!! xo Diana

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  2. Well thank you so much, Diana! And make sure you just pass that recipe along to your son or make it for him. It's so easy and yes, it's delicious. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Bravo..on the continued health ameliorations!! THis looks good:)

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    1. Thank you, Monique! I gave myself a high five! Lol!

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  4. You make the best things in that blender of yours!!
    Congrats on the continued weight loss...and super energy level!!
    If it would stop raining here...perhaps I could muster some energy!!
    Enjoy your weekend...lake or beach??
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thank you, Linda! We're at the lake this weekend. It's raining here now. We need it, so it doesn't bother me. Hope you get some dry skies soon! Have a great weekend.

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  5. This looks so good!!! I love salsa Verde but never made it myself. I make lots of Pico di Gallo.
    Congrats on the weight loss and healthy report! Your doing great!!!
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! You should try this recipe. It is so easy.

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  6. You are doing so well on your new eating regime! Nearly 20 lbs. lost? Now that's something to be proud of. Isn't it amazing how much more energy you have? Don't you think that's an indication your body is giving loud and clear that all its systems are getting just what they need and can function properly? Yay!!

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    1. Yes, I am amazed at the energy. I don't even remember feeling this good in my twenties. The body is phenomenal. It certainly speaks to us, we just need to listen. When I reach the 20 lb mark, you might here me whooping and hollering all the way in Minnie-Soda! Lol!!

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  7. Congratulations on your 19 lbs weight loss and improved health! Nancy

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  8. Thanks for the recipe - sounds delish!

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  9. Well that looks delicious! I love anything with cilantro and lime!!! Oh, bring on the summer time! lol

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    1. Ewww, me too! Hope you try it, Marcie.

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  10. I am wondering if it would be milder if the jalapenos were seeded?
    Okay I am like the salsa verde, green with envy over your weight loss.

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    1. Oh yeah, Janie! I didn't think about seeding the jalapeƱos. You're right, seeding them would do it. I'm excited about the weight loss, too. It's a great benefit, although that wasn't my focus when I started eating vegan. Have a good week!

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  11. Yum! It looks delicious! I love salsa verde on so many things. I even have it at breakfast sometimes with eggs, quinoa, and arugula. Congrats on the weight loss! That must be so exciting!

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    1. Me too! It's just so delicious and fresh tasting. I used to eat it on eggs. Loved it, but eggs are in my past now. I love the way I'm eating now and the multitudes of food choices.

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