Home Cookin’: Tomatillo Chipotle Salsa

This is one of my favorite new salsa recipes.  It has only a few ingredients and can be made in minutes.  The tomatillos add a nice tang that compliments the chipotles very well.  I like to use this salsa on just about everything.  It adds a great smoky, tangy flavor to a sandwich, steak, chicken, soup, pizza, tacos and of course chips.

4-5 garlic cloves

5 medium tomatillos husked, rinsed and cut in half

2-3 canned chipotle chilies in adobo (I use more because I’m a spice freak)

Salt to taste

Onions and cilantro are optional but work very well too

Roast garlic and tomatillos cut side down in a large non-stick skillet on medium-high for about 4-5 minutes until they are browned very well.  Flip and roast other side until tomatillos are very soft.  Put tomatillos, garlic, chipotles, onion, cilantro and salt in blender and process to a nice puree.  It may be necessary to add a little bit of water depending on the consistency you like.  Put into a dish or old salsa jar and cool.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

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  • Chad

    Sounds tasty…I’m gonna try this one tonight!

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