GREEN TOMATO SALSA VERDE


GREEN TOMATO SALSA VERDE

(Adapted from newyorktimes.com)

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As the summer winds down and the tomato season comes to an end many gardens are jam packed with delicious green tomatoes. To help you best utilize these green gems we have posted a delicious healthy and easy salsa recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. For more information about cooking with green tomatoes and the health benefits please check out our post Just off the Vine.

Ingredients:

1 lb green tomatoes

2 jalapeno peppers (de-seeded for milder salsa)

½ medium white onion, chopped, soaked in water and drained

½ c roughly chopped parsley (can be substituted with cilantro)

Juice of ½ a lemon (can be substituted with lime)

Salt to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat broiler and line baking sheet with foil. Place green tomatoes stem side down on baking sheet and broil for 2-5 minutes, until charred. Using tongs to turn tomatoes over and broil for another 2-5 minutes. Remove the tomatoes from the heat and let cool. Remove the blackened skin from the tomatoes and core them. Cut each tomato into quarters and blend roughly.
  • Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend to a coarse puree.
  • Transfer to a bowl and lightly salt to taste. Thin out with water if desired. Let stand for 30 m to let flavors develop. Finally, serve with your favorite salsa chips or crackers.  Hope you enjoy!

 

 

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