Monday, 19 September 2011

Tomatillo Salsa

No I did not misspell tomatoes (Jen...:P) This year at a seed fair I spotted these at a table and snatched up a package. I've been using them for a few years to make an light and yum yum salsa so the idea of growing my own was a) rad b) surprising as I thought they would only grow warm.. but the evidence is clear......


And there are still dozens to be picked and made into... SALSA!

I wanted to share my salsa recipe with you. 

You'll need:

about 12 med sized Tomatillo's
1 avocado
3-4 jalapenos
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbs ground cumin
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
Cilantro fresh and minced
1/2 red onion
pepper to taste

Take your Tomatillos and mince up.

Mince up your red onions and garlic

Remove the seeds from your jalapenos and cut up... use more if you like spice like me of course.

Cut up your avocado in half and remove by spoon so you can dice it up.

I like to use a cup to "snip" up my Cilantro.. it's waaaay cleaner and easier to chop.

Add your spices.. I LOVE love cumin, Mr.Aftercraft doesn't quite as much.... so I add more when he's not having any.

squeeze some fresh lime over top... and viola!!

Oh did I mention wine goes fab with it?



  1. ohmygosh! yaay for posting the recipe!!!! you're wonderful, you know that? love it! and looove all of those ingredients. i'm a big cumin, and cilantro, avocado fan.. etc. etc etc. :)