This fresh tomatillo salsa is bright and fresh and the perfect topping for tacos, chicken, or to eat with chips. How did I come up with this recipe, you ask! Well, I created it since the grocery store was all out of avocados. Not a single one was to be found. Seriously. I was at the grocery store and they were totally out of avocados, so I walked the produce section until I found something inspiring – tomatillos to the rescue!
What are tomatillos you ask? Well, Bon Appétit has a great Basically article explaining them – check it out.
- 4 tomatillos
- red onion
- 1/2 cup of cilantro
- 2 roma tomatoes
- juice from 1/2 a lime
- 1 teaspoon of sriracha
- garlic clove
- salt to taste
First, you want to wash all of your produce. Then, in a glass dish, juice lime and add in the garlic and sriracha.
Chop the onions and add them to marinate in the juices.
Then, dice up the tomatillos, tomatoes, and cilantro. I only use the meaty skin and outer layer on the tomatoes (I scoop out the insides). This helps to keep the salsa from turning to mush. Just a little salsa tip.
Add in some salt to taste and you’re all set.
So bright and fresh – this salsa is sure to disappear quickly, it’s that good.
It’s right about now when I’m happy the store didn’t have any avocados. The taste test – so good. I wasn’t sure it would be this good, yet it is, trust me. And, the last thing I wanted was to still crave avocados. Nope, these green beauties saved my dinner plans and became a quick family favourite.
Well, there you have it. A quick and easy fresh tomatillo salsa recipe. It’s full of so much flavour and it’ll keep for about 3 days in the fridge. It’s even tasty with some flat roasted chicken. Oh, how this post is making me hungry. Tacos tonight, anyone?