May 6, 2013

Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Rainy Weekend Wrap-Up

Hi darlins'! It's great to see ya here!

I've got a yummy salsa recipe for you today, along with a wrap-up of our weekend. Nashville was rained on hard, so the last couple of days were spent mostly indoors relaxing, reading, watching movies and catching up on some much needed Zzzs. Even in the crummy weather, I managed to keep up with all my workout goals and my Sunday evening run felt amazing after the time I've taken off from the treadmill.

Speaking of workout goals... I have yet to share my excitement on completing the 30-Day Squat Challenge! I'm really happy (and so are my legs) to have finished it up at the end of last week with a day of 250 squats :)

In total, I did roughly 3,300 bodyweight squats over the last 30 days.

Now let's talk Salsa!

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Matt loves salsa, and he was inspired by this recipe to experiment in the kitchen on Saturday. I'd never cooked with tomatillos before, so I was pumped to try it out :)

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that we got to use a bunch of fresh herbs from our garden. Matt thought the heat was perfect, and though it wasn't tremendously watery (once you let it set for a day in the fridge to thicken up), we'll probably adjust the recipe next time to include ~1/2 c. less water. All-in-all, this was definitely a great experiment, I hope you enjoy!

Makes 8 Servings

1 lb. tomatillos (husked)
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 serrano chile pepper, minced
1 anaheim pepper, minced
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped oregano
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
Salt to taste
1 1/2 c. water (original recipe called for 2 cups)

Put tomatillos, onion, garlic, peppers and seasonings in a saucepan.
Add water.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the tomatillos are soft (takes about 10 minutes).

Then, using a blender, carefully puree the contents of the saucepan in batches until smooth.


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