Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday's Meal

Growing up in Texas I'm a huge fan of chips and salsa. Here's a super easy salsa using tomatillos.

Salsa Verde

1 pound tomatillos, husked
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 serrano chile peppers, minced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
2 cups water

Place tomatillos, onion, garlic, chile pepper, cilantro, oregano, cumin, and salt in blender or food processor to chop to desired consistency; Place mixture in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Add the water to salsa throughout cooking to reach desired thickness (you may only need 1 cup or if you like thinner salsa use 2), and simmer until the tomatillos are soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and serve.