For the last few days my husband has been out of town so naturally, I've been living like a bachelor. You know the usual, sleeping on the sofa bed (because I might be too nervous to sleep near the window while my husband and dog are away), staying up late watching all the TV shows I've been waiting to watch (has anyone seen the new season of Arrested Development?!), and of course eating loads of nachos. That's right, when I'm home alone this is what I do. Since nachos are the staple of this lifestyle, I think it goes without saying that this requires a decent supply of salsa. The salsa we've had on hand lately has been this homemade tomatillo salsa. I've been making a 24 oz jar of this thing weekly since mother's day. My mother-in-law gave me her 'recipe' (or everything she puts in in estimated quantities) after our mother's day dinner and I haven't been able to stop making it. It is so simple and cheap you wouldn't believe it. You can adjust it to your taste and spice level. Something to keep in mind; the older jalapeños get, the spicier they get.
BONUS: If you mix 1 part tomatillo salsa and 1 part homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, you will get the infamous Cafe Rio dressing everyone is crazy about!
So try out the recipe and let us know what you think!
1 Pound Fresh Peeled and Washed Tomatillos
1/2 Bunch of Fresh Cilantro
2-3 Cloves of Peeled Garlic (or 2 tsp jarred)
1 Fresh Jalapeño
1 Small-Medium Avacado
Juice of 1 Lime
Salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in blender in order listed and blend well. Taste and add salt if needed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Will last 10-14 days.