Saturday, April 4, 2015

Raw Salsa Verde

Salsa verde or green salsa is very popular condiment in the Mexican cuisine. It is usually made of raw or cooked tomatillos, hot chile, cilantro, garlic and onions. Other ingredients may also be added. I love to add a little lime juice, olive oil and Celtic sea salt for additional health benefits.

Raw Salsa Verde

Be warned, tomatillos are rather tart. Also known as tomate verde or husk tomato, tomatillos are native to Mexico where they were cultivated by Aztecs for centuries. Tomatillo belongs to the nightshades family.

They are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins E and C, follate, and minerals such as potassium, copper iron, phosphorus and manganese. Tomatillos contain compounds called  withanolides that are known for their antibacterial and anti-cancer activity.

The Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 3-4 tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 small purple onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 chopped jalapeno chili pepper, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 Tbsp virgin olive oil
  • Celtic sea salt to taste

Tomatillos

Method:
  • Wash the tomatillos to remove the bitter, sticky residue from the surface.
  • Chop tomatillos into quarters and pulse in the food processor.
  • Add jalapeno, onion, garlic, lime juice and cilantro. Pulse again until you get a slightly coarse texture.
  • Add olive oil and pinch of salt to taste. 
  • Transfer ready salsa into a bowl and chill it in the fridge for 1o minutes or so. 
  • Serve as a side dish with other raw dishes and enjoy in good company!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Salsa Verde!

Dominique Allmon©2015


      
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