Tangy, with just enough heat...

another tantalizing Ripe Recipe from Sally.  She could open a restaurant just using the great recipes she's shared on the blog.  Today it's Grilled Tomatillo Salsa. Give it a try this week and spice up your life! Tomatillo Salsa on the grill

  • 12 tomatillos* (about 1 pound), husked, rinsed
  • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 2 jalapeño chiles, halved, stemmed & seeded
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced thick
  • 2/3 cup (lightly packed) chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt

In a grill basket combine the first four ingredients and roast over medium-high heat turning occasionally and allowing vegetables to sear & char just a bit. Remove items as they finish, and place them in a bowl or in a food processor. Peel the garlic before adding it to the other veggies. Then coarsely chop with a knife, or lightly process the veggies until they have reached a “salsa” consistency. Add the fresh cilantro, lime juice and salt to taste.

This simple salsa is good with anything grilled … chicken breasts, pork chops, flank steak. I particularly like it with grilled salmon … the colors are pleasing, and the tanginess of the salsa plays nicely off the rich salmon. Serve with beans & rice, or slice the meats and make soft tacos using steamed corn tortillas.