How to make salsa verde...
You may have read about our weekly veg box delivery here or here. We get a box of vegetables every week from Riverford Organic Farms. It's full of delicious freshness - so fresh that there's even an occasional slug on the lettuce. Recently, they have had a special kit for salsa verde. I was hesitant to order it at first because I love good Mexican food and good salsa, which are both hard to find in England. Their availability has improved over the last 7 years that I've lived here, but I have to travel to London and pay too much money for one good taco. I'd rather make it at home. I had great doubts that a tomatillo salsa kit in England would give me tasty salsa verde. THEN...I got to taste it in Riverford's stall at the Egham Royal Show. How pleased I was to taste it and love it. I ordered the kit as soon as I could, made it as soon as I could, and ate half of it in one sitting!
The sad part is that I won't be able to order it for much longer, so I made sure to get three kits in this week's box. I made two of them today which resulted in a large batch of homemade salsa verde. If you can get your hands on some tomatillos, I highly recommend making your own salsa verde by following Riverford's recipe below with (or without) my one modification. The first time I made it, it was super spicy (which I loved) but the one below is less spicy which allows me to eat more of it. I hope you enjoy my way of savoring the salsa with the steps recorded here.
Ingredients for Salsa Verde
400g tomatillos, husks removed & rinsed well
1 small red onion, finely diced
1/2 to 1 chilli
20g fresh coriander
zest and juice of 1 lime
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Step 1: Mix diced onion, lime juice, zest, and brown sugar. Let it sit in a bowl for 30 minutes.
(A shallow bowl is recommended, but mine were dirty and a not-so-shallow bowl worked well, too.)
Step 2: Pulse tomatillos and chillies in a food processor.
(I don't have a food processor but the blender worked fine.)
Step 3: Mince the garlic. Chop the coriander. Add a pinch of salt.
Step 4: When the 30 minutes have ended, stir all the ingredients together.
Step 5: Enjoy your homemade salsa verde with a chip...
Then again, enjoy your homemade salsa verde with another chip...
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