Blog Post, Recipe

Hot Green Salsa

Green salsa makes a regular appearance in my home. It is very easy to make and adds incredible flavor to a variety of dishes. I have used it on tacos, eggs, and even salads!

Some nutrition benefits of making salsa with hot peppers like jalapeños:

Peppers contain anti-inflammatory compounds called capsaicinoids, of which the most common is capsaicin. These wondrous compounds also act as analgesic, anti-oxidant, and anti-cancer agents. Peppers are high in vitamin C, which is also an antioxidant!

Green Salsa Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8 green tomatillos
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 yellow hot pepper
  • 1 large + 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 tbsp salt, more or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Peel tomatillos and add to hot boiling water. Also add the peppers.
  2. Lower heat to a simmer and cook until vegetables are soft. *you might have to remove some of the smaller tomatillos first before they burst*
  3. Remove vegetables from heat as they are ready and let cool.
  4. Remove stems from the peppers and add all ingredients to a blender, including the salt, garlic, and water.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. If the flavor is too spicy or texture is too thick for your liking, add more water and blend for 10 more seconds.
  7. Store leftover salsa in an airtight container and refrigerate.

taquitos

Pictured above is the salsa, served with flautas (chicken taquitos)

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