Knorr’s Salsa Verde

The best American name for this vegetable would probably be “Mexican green tomato”, but they actually taste nothing like regular tomatoes, In fact, the tomatillo is not a tomato at all. The tomatillo has a tart, lemony flavor that is enhance when cooked (especially roasted) and is an excellent base for salsas. While salsa (salsa verde) is the most popular way to enjoy tomatillo, they can be used in other ways. Tomatillos contain high amounts of vitamin A&C. Tomatillos are our #2 sales item!

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1 lb tomatillos, roasted (reserve liquid)*
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, roasted and peeled (reserve seeds)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
2 Knorr Garlic minicubes, crumbled
1 Tbsp lime juice
6 Tbsp water
1/2 cup coarsely chopped white onion


Process all ingredients except water and onion in a blender or food processor, thinning with water to desired salsa consistency. Add reserved pepper seeds to taste. Combine puree and onion in a small serving bowl.

* To roast vegetables, grill tomatillos and jalapeno peppers, or broil in a broiler pan lined with aluminum foil, about 10 minutes or until blackened on all sides, turning occasionally. Wrap in foil and let cool set aside.

Makes 1 3/4 cups.