Santa Salsa. Sounds intriguing doesn’t it!?
I’ve made homemade salsa several times before, but never with tomatillos. Tomatillos are small, green and covered with a paper like husk. And they are sticky.
This salsa recipe really is pretty easy. Especially if you have a full size food processor. I did not, I used my mini one
which took forever. I need to add a food processor to my Christmas wish list! Santa, are you reading this? You could blend all this in a blender also.
Want to make some? Here’s what you need: Tomatillos, jalapenos, garlic, salt, onions, cumin and cilantro.
Then de-seed the jalapenos and peel the onions and cut into quarters.
Next is the fun part! Blending all the ingredients together. I started with the jalapenos, making sure they are chopped up really finely. I wouldn’t want to bite into a big piece of hotness. Then add in the onions. Followed by the tomatillos, cilantro, salt, garlic and cumin.
4 lbs. tomatillos
2 white onions
4 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 1/2 c. fresh cilantro leaves
2 tsp. cumin
3 tsp. salt
Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. On large roasting plan place whole tomatillos, halved onions and whole jalapenos. Roast for 15 min., turning once.
Peel onions and chop into quarters. Cut the jalapenos in half and de-seed.
In a food processor add the jalapenos first. Chop until very fine. Then add onions, garlic, tomatillos, cilantro, salt and cumin. Process until all ingredients are chopped into tiny pieces or until desired consistency is reach.
I wanted to make this and give it away so I thought it was a great idea to put it in a mason jar, label it with my handmade labels and pass out to my friends. Though I wish I had made more than 6 jars.