Citrus Cilantro Tomatillo Salsa

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I LOVE fresh salsa, but the run-to-the-mill red salsa is getting boring. With just a few simple ingredients you can make an amazing fresh & citrusy green tomatillo salsa!

My husband’s love of Mexican and Latin foods inspires me to experiment with ingredients and flavors that I normally wouldn’t have in my kitchen. Tomatillos aren’t a veggie I’m completely familiar with – they remind you of a green tomato only with encased in a papery husk. Even in our rural location I was able to find some fresh beautiful tomatillos – hopefully you can too!

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Use this amazing Citrus Cilantro Tomatillo Salsa on eggs, tacos, fajitas or with my homemade tortilla chips (Corn or Grain Free). I even like it as a garnish on chicken, YUM!

And if you don’t like cilantro feel free to sub in parsley in it’s place!

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Citrus Cilantro Tomatillo Salsa

  • ½ pound of Tomatillos (husks removed and coarsely chopped)
  • 1 clove of Garlic, peeled
  • Small bunch of fresh cilantro (about 1 cup, loosely packed)
  • ½ a Lime, juiced
  • 1 Organic Orange, zested & juiced
  • ½ a Serrano Pepper (more or less to taste)
  • Sea Salt & Pepper, to taste

  1. In your blender, combine all ingredients
  2. Pulse/blend until well combined but not completely smooth. You want some texture.
  3. Will yield about 1 & ½ cups of salsa and will keep in the fridge for a week
  4. Enjoy!

It’s imperative to use an ORGANIC Orange since you are using the zest. If you use a conventionally grown orange the zest will be full of toxic pesticides.

1/2 a serrano pepper will make a HOT salsa. I recommend starting out with a small amount of pepper and adding more to taste if you do not want a HOT salsa.

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Hayley Ryczek

Hayley Ryczek is a health food blogger at Health Starts in the Kitchen and certified Holistic Health Coach educated by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is passionate about REAL FOOD for optimum health and enjoys creating healthy recipes that she shares on her blog. Hayley resides in southwestern Pennsylvania with her husband, Ray. Together they have a beautiful organic garden, raise heritage breed chickens & turkeys and enjoy foraging for wild mushrooms & other edible treasures.

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