Friday, September 26, 2008

Tomatillo Salsa

This salsa is best served with eggs, quesadillas or any of your favorite dishes. This recipe makes 4 servings and it is 1/2 cup per serving. Preparation time is 20 minutes so it is quick and simple. By the way, tomatillo which is scientifically known as Physalis philadelphica is a plant of the Solanaceae or nightshade family bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name.

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18 medium-size tomatillos (about 2 cups), husks removed, washed and finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
2 serrano chilies, seeds removed and finely chopped

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
Serve or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information per serving: Calories 38, Carbohydrates 9 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Protein 2 g, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 159 mg

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