Homemade Salsa Verde#SundayFunday

Salsa Verde is a Green Salsa made from roasted green tomatoes, garlic, onions, and peppers. It's incredibly delicious! The main difference between regular Salsa and Salsa Verde is that green tomatoes are used instead of regular red ones.
These are from my garden - organic green tomatoes
Salsa Verde is really easy to make from scratch, all you need are green tomatoes, onion, jalapeƱo/green chilly, lime and coriander/cilantro leaves.

To make the Salsa Verde, you can cook the tomatoes, which you can be done either by boiling them, broiling them in the oven or pan roasting them. All three approaches are quick and easy, though with broiling or pan roasting, you get added smoky flavor from the searing of the tomatillos.
I used my air fryer ( @ 200°C for 30 minutes) to roast the tomatoes, garlic, onion and chillies. 
All got roasted perfectly, except the chillies they got charred and dried there was no flesh in it. 
I, then roasted 2 green chillies on the fire and used them after washing the charred skin. 
I did not remove the seeds and used them so my salsa verde is quite spicy, but, I am loving it, taste awesome. Please read My Notes before you make this.

Makes 1 Heaped Cup (250Ml)
Ingredients
450 Grams Firm Green Tomatoes
2 Jalapeno Peppers/Spicy Green Chillies
2 Cloves Garlic
½ Cup Coriander Leaves - finely chopped
1 Small Onion
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon juice
½ Teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt or to taste
A Pinch Cumin Powder 
A Pinch Black Pepper powder

Method
Chop the green tomatoes in halves. Place the tomato , onion and garlic roast them in the oven at 200°C for 30  minutes, I used the air fryer (at 200°C for 30 minutes) and then place them in a blender with cumin and black pepper powder, salt and a teaspoon of olive oil. 
Blend it then add the coriander/cilantro leaves and lemon juice, just pulse it once or twice.
Taste for salt and lemon juice. Remove this into a serving bowl and Enjoy.

My Notes
To maintain the green bright color of the Salsa Verde, drizzle a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil while grinding. Do not add the coriander/cilantro leaves while grinding the tomatoes. Chop the coriander leaves fine and at the end just pulse the grinder for once or twice. If you grind it along with the tomatoes you will get a green tomato chutney not the look and taste of Salsa Verde. 
If you want to store this for a longer period then drizzle EVOO on top at least to cover the top, this will maintain the color and also preserve it.

Labels: Chutneys & Dips, Jams & Sauces, Green Tomato, Green Chilly, Roasted, Spicy, Mexican, Sunday Funday, Vegan, Gluten free
For our event called Sunday Funday, wherein we share recipes our families will love to enjoy on a Sunday. Our host for this week's event is Karen of Karen's Kitchen Stories.

Chile Pancakes from Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
Chili Plum Sauce from Food Lust People Love
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup from Amy's Cooking Adventures
Beef Enfrijoladas from Making Miracles
Homemade Salsa Verde from Sneha's Recipe
Maharashtrian Green Chilli Thecha from Cook with Renu
Mirch Ka Salan from Mayuri's Jikoni
Roasted Monkfish Over Mole Negro from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Southwestern Casserole from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Spicy Carrot and Broccoli Salad from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Thai Curry Noodles from Palatable Pastime
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

5 comments:

  1. Those green tomatoes are gorgeous. I wish I could grow tomatoes but I always fail.

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  2. I would eat your salsa verde on All The Things, Sneha! What a lovely fresh recipe!

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  3. A delicious spicy salsa, it has been ages since I've made some salsa verde.

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  4. Wow. This is the best recipe i have ever seen. I will try it once. Thanks for posting about it.


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