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Sweet Heat Tomatillo Salsa

With tomatoes, Padilla peppers, honey and cumin this Tex-Mex salsa is a lot of sweet heat!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 26 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 51 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine tex-mex
Servings 4 servings
Calories 43 kcal

Equipment

  • Medium heavy-bottomed pan
  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large firm tomatillos each about the size of a small-medium apple
  • 1 large pasilla pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-3 tablespoons honey
  • Juice of ½ lime

Instructions
 

  • Peel and discard the outer husks of the tomatillos and rinse under cold water to remove the waxy film on the skins. Coarsely chop the tomatillos.
  • Place the pasilla pepper directly on the flame of a gas stove and cook, turning frequently, until the skin is charred. Remove the pepper with tongs and immediately place it in a plastic bag to steam.
  • After 4-5 minutes remove the pepper and rinse under cold water and rub to remove the blackened skin. Leave a little on for flavor and appearance.
  • Cut the stem end off the pepper and remove the seeds and membranes. Chop the pepper coarsely.
  • Cut the onion into thick chunks.
  • Place the tomatillos into a medium heavy-bottomed pan over low heat. Cook, stirring frequently until the tomatillos begin to release their water.
  • Add the onion, pasilla pepper, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin to the pot and continue cooking until the vegetables are soft and beginning to break down. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • When cool to room temperature, add the sauce to a food processor and pulse until thin but not pureed. You still want to see some small chunks.
  • Pour the mixture back into the pot and heat until it gently boils. Add one tablespoon honey and allow to cool to room temperature. Taste, and add additional honey as desired. Add the juice of ½ lime and cool before serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Heat Tomatillo Salsa
Amount per Serving
Calories
43
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
5
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
585
mg
24
%
Potassium
 
170
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
670
IU
13
%
Vitamin C
 
6
mg
7
%
Calcium
 
15
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.

Keyword pasilla, peppers, sweet heat, tomatillos
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