Charred Salsa Verde Recipe

  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 10 min
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  • Summary

    Smoky, tangy, and spicy salsa verde. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] This is my favorite salsa, hands down, and that's coming from someone who loves salsa. Smoky, spicy, sweet, bright, and complex, this is the one salsa to rule them all. The fact that it only has four real ingredients, you can make it in 20 minutes, and it requires pretty much no knife work or clean up is just the icing on the cake (or the salsa on the taco, maybe).

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husks removed, split in half (680g; about 10 medium)
    • 1 medium white onion, peeled and split in half (about 6 ounces; 170g)
    • 2 to 4 Serrano or jalapeño chilies (adjust according to spice tolerance, remove seeds and ribs for milder spice), split in half
    • 10 to 15 sprigs cilantro, tough lower stems discarded
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • Kosher salt

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 3
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 41 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 7.21%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 3.33%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 2 mg 0.06%
    • Calcium: 2 mg 0.22%
    • Potassium: 17 mg 0.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.19%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.27%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 4.5%
    • Vitamin C 1.5%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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