Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

I started a garden back in March. I think a lot of people have decided to garden this year and, to me at least, it is a beautiful response to the quarantine life. Growing food with our own hands and resources gives us a sense of responsibility and empowerment. My four pepper plants have produced a ton of fruit this growing season. For this recipe, I used serrano peppers. If you cannot find those, you may substitute with jalapeños. I hope you love this recipe!

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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You will need:

  • 4 tomatillos
  • 2 serrano peppers, halved and de-seeded (or 1 large jalapeño halved and de-seeded)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, quartered
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Set your oven to broil on low with the oven rack in the middle.

Prepare the tomatillos by peeling off the leaves. Tomatillos are a bit sticky- this is normal. Give them a good wash and pat them dry. The stickiness will most likely stay- and that’s completely fine.

Place the tomatillos, onions, garlic, and peppers onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, a silicone mat, or foil. Drizzle 2 tbsp of the olive oil along with the salt and pepper onto the veggies. Mix them all together until everything is coated.

Broil everything on low for 15-20 minutes, giving everything a flip about 1/2 way through. Once the time is up, everything should have a nice char to it. This is perfect.

Add the roasted veggies to a food processor or blender. Add in the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Give it a good pulse until it is the consistency that you like. If you want it chunky, don’t pulse it as much. If you want it thinner, keep pulsing until it is nice and smooth. I like mine somewhere in the middle.

Ladle into a jar or a container and let it cool to room temp. Once it has cooled, put a tight lid on and put it into the fridge until cold. This salsa gets better as it sits, trust me. Serve it on tacos, with chips, or on top of cheesy scrambled eggs.

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I hope you love this recipe. If you’re new to gardening or don’t have much of a green thumb- peppers are a great way to start. They are a forgiving plant and are great to grow in super hot and humid weather.

Lots of love and many blessings,

Chelsea

The Pharisees went out and took counsel against Jesus
to put him to death.

When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place.
Many people followed him, and he cured them all,
but he warned them not to make him known.
This was to fulfill what had been spoken through Isaiah the prophet:

Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved in whom I delight;
I shall place my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
He will not contend or cry out,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory.

And in his name the Gentiles will hope.

Matthew 12:14-21

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