Happy (Almost) Cinco de Mayo!
Passover has just ended and I’m already getting ready for Cinco de Mayo. It is only 5 days away! I like to celebrate the Mexican National holiday by eating Mexican food on the day and even all week long.
Quick Fact: Cinco de Mayo (Or “The Fifth of May”) is celebrated because of the the Mexicans’ victory against the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
I love salsa! It is one of my favorite condiments in the world, right after guacamole. My favorite salsa is Salsa Verde. It is seriously addicting. It’s got roasted tomatillos, onions, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. YUM!! It’s super simple to make and is really fresh with a nice spicy undertone.
I would love to have a bowl of it on my kitchen table all day with an unlimited supply of fried tortilla chips. I would just sit there all day chowing down on it.
(P.S: If the amount of Salsa is different in each picture, that is the result me snacking on it the entire photoshoot!)
- 1 lb tomatillos
- 1 jalapeño
- ½ yellow onion
- ¼ cup cilantro
- 2 limes, juiced
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat the broiler with a rack about 4 inches below the broiler. Place the tomatillos and jalapeño on a baking sheet and broil until they're blackened in spots, about 5 minutes. (The time varies depending on your oven.)
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven, carefully flip over the tomatillos and pepper with tongs and broil for 4 to 6 more minutes, until the tomatillos are splotchy-black and blistered.
- In a food processor add the onions, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Pulse until everything is finely chopped. Then add the tomatillos and your desired amount of jalapeno to your taste. Finally pulse until everything is combined and homogeneous.
- Serve with fresh made tortilla chips.