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Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

ZESTY TOMATILLO AND LIME SAUCE (Salsa Verde)


Worthy of any cantina, this easy, homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce can be yours in under 30 minutes. Tomatillos, serrano chiles and onion are broiled, then combined with lime, cilantro and honey to make an amazing sauce that can be served with chips, used as a marinade and much more.

Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

 

Friends, I love any kind of  Mexican style cuisine, authentic or not. There, I said it…and I say loudly, right now, that I am not an expert in any way regarding Mexican food, but I love to try cooking my own version in the kitchen.   I have tried a few recipes using tomatillos and love the flavor, so when I saw a version of this recipe in Cooking Light, I had to try it!

 

Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

These tomatillo beauties are part of the nightshade family…and aren’t they gorgeous? I have also seen them referred to the Mexican Husk Tomato and the Mexican Groundcherry.

Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

After broiling and cooling the veggies, let the food processor do the rest of the work. Could it be much easier?

Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

This sauce is really GOOD.  It’s fantastic on Ultimate Loaded Nachos.

Here is the handy printable recipe! Dig in!

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Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Worthy of any cantina, this easy, homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce can be yours in under 30 minutes. Tomatillos, serrano chiles and onion are broiled, then combined with lime, cilantro and honey to make an amazing sauce that can be served with chips, used as a marinade and much more.


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Ingredients

  • 7 tomatillos
  • 2 serrano chiles
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cloves minced garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 2 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler and place rack 6 inches from heat.
  2. Place whole tomatillos, chile and quartered onion in a single layer on rimmed baking pan.
  3. Broil until tomatillos are soft and browned, about 15 minutes. Turn vegetables at 7-1/2 minutes.
  4. Cool on pan for 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer vegetables with any pan liquid to a food processor or blender. Add garlic,cilantro,water,oil,juice, honey and salt.
  6. Process until almost smooth. Serve at room temperature or store in the refrigerator in a covered dish for up to 1 week.


Notes

Note – ripe tomatillos are bright green in color and fill out the husk.

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