Zesty Tomatillo Salsa with Cilantro, Parsley, and Lime

Tasty Green Salsa Ingredients:
Tomatillos are like small green tomatoes with a light, lemony flavor and a thin, parchment-like husk. If you have trouble finding them fresh, canned tomatillos can be found in Latin markets. Recipe from Susan Puckett.

Green Salsa

Zesty Tomatillo Salsa with Cilantro, Parsley, and Lime

3 cups water
1 pound tomatillos, shucked and washed
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup scallions, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
1/3 cup fresh parsley coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 medium cucumber, seeded and coarsely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt

fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

Recipe Preparation

1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.

2. Drop in the tomatillos and cider vinegar.

3. Bring water back to a boil, lower heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Drain tomatillos and submerge them in ice water.

5. In a food processor, combine tomatillos with remaining ingredients except cilantro. Process until thick (do not puree).

6. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Makes 3 cups

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