Salsa Verde

Funny thing happened last month.  As you may know, my mom and I planted a garden this past spring.  We used a few seeds, but mostly bought seedlings to plant.  In addition to our veggie and herb plants, we planted a tomato plant and a bell pepper plant.  This summer was especially hot, so even though the tomato and pepper plants were growing like crazy, it was just too hot for them to fruit.  So, last month, it finally cooled down enough, and now we have a ton of produce.  The funny thing is, it turns out that we don't have a pepper plant, it's a tomatillo plant!  It must have been mismarked at the store.
Isn't that crazy?  Instead have having baskets full of bell peppers, we have baskets of tomatillos.  But it's been a nice surprise because I love salsa verde, and apparently so does Abe.  He can hardly wait for my food processor to stop before finishing almost the whole bowl of salsa verde by himself.
 
Salsa verde is suuuuuuuuuper easy to make.  Tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and salt get blended up together and you have yummy salsa verde in less than a minute.
I wish you could smell this!  It's amazingly fresh and light. I can't handle too much heat, so I only use a little bit of jalapeno.  Or, if I know the kids are going to be eating chips and dip, I'll leave the jalapeno out all together.    The nice thing about a sauce like this is that you can adjust any of the flavors to your liking.  Sometimes I go really heavy on the cilantro and lime juice.
 
Since it was just me and the hubby enjoying this salsa verde, jalapeno was included.  Here's a word of advice:  when using jalapenos in a recipe, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands before rubbing your eyes.  Unless of course you're a total weirdo, and enjoy the sensation of your eyeballs feeling like they're on fire. In case you're wondering, yes, I accidentally rubbed my eyes.
Anyhoo, this salsa verde belongs in your life ASAP.  It's so delicious!  I'm going to head out to the garden to go pick some tomatillos to make more salsa verde right now. I hope you enjoy this recipe, and let me know how your's turns out. Salsa Verde about 20 tomatillos husks outer skin removed and cut in halves or quarters 2 TBSP chopped cilantro 1/2 jalepano 2 TBSP lime juice 1 tsp salt 1.  Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend into desired consistency. 2.  Adjust ingredients according to preference. 3.  Serve with chips
 
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Jordan

Hi, I'm Jordan - a work at home mom with 2 super fun little boys and a rising country star hubby. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!

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