Native to Mexico, this nightshade resembles a small, unripe tomato. Enclosed in their paper-like husk, they develop into a green, yellow, red, or purple fruit. Whether eaten raw, roasted, or made into salsa, they're delicious and sure to please!
Charred bits of onion and the last corn of summer are blended with blistered tomatillos for this tangy salsa. I was conservative on the amount of heat -- add more hot chilies "as desired" and you'll do fine.
Tomatillos, housed in tiny husks, make a great salsa verde. Using cumin and spanish paprika, and thai chiles, learn how to can a salsa verde that will be a great accompaniment to any Mexican dish or alone with some tortilla chips!
Roasting tomatillos and chiles adds a smokey flavor to traditional salsa verde. This salsa is great with enchiladas, tostadas, or as a dip with chips. To make more, double the recipe to yield up to six pints.
My roasted salsa verde is pretty special, but be warned: mine uses way less onion than the NCHFP recipe for canning, but it uses more tomatillos. It has the same amount of lime juice, though, so I figure it all comes out in the wash.
There was a time when I thought salsa verde was made from green tomatoes. That time was about a week and a half ago. Now I am a tomatillo convert. This sassy salsa is so easy to make, it will convert you into a fierce food canner! Welcome.