Saturday, July 20, 2013

New Clean Salsa Recipe! Smoky Chipotle Tomatillo Basil Salsa

YUM!  This one is out of this world!  

I am seriously considering starting a clean, no sugar/sodium added fresh salsa line - I LOVE making this stuff!  Fresh vegetables and herbs and the BEST clean sauce for foods to boot!

Smoky Chipotle Tomatillo Basil Salsa
8-10 small tomatillos, outer skin peeled (just pull off), halved
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 white onion, cut into fourths
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 lime (will use juice of whole lime)
4 fresh basil leaves
2TBS-1/4 cup fresh cilantro (one can NEVER have enough cilantro)
3 dried chipotle peppers
1/4 tsp cinnamon

In a sprayed roasting pan or grill pan (sprayed with olive oil cooking spray) toss in tomatillos, bell pepper, onion and garlic and spray a light coat of cooking spray overtop.  If roasting, roast in 500 degree oven for 20 min.  If grilling, grill on medium heat 10-12 minutes or until veggies are browned and soft with a crisp outside.  Place dried chipotle peppers on grill pan or roasting pan last 2 minutes of cooking.

Allow veggies to cool for 15 minutes. Slice chipotle peppers and de-seed (they have enough heat without the seeds but if you want it hotter, add some seeds as you are pureeing).  

Place chipotle peppers, cooked veggies, the juice of one lime and herbs/spices into a food processor or blender.  Blend until smooth and combined.

Try this over fish, pork, ground bison, over salads, veggies - it is PACKED with flavor!

Nutrition Info
Serving Size:  2 TBS salsa

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