It’s Dip Week! ~ Fresh Tomatillo-Lime Salsa

Dip Week on Cooking On the Side continues…with Tomatillo-Lime Salsa.

I wish I could let you taste this salsa through your computer screen because it’s unlike most salsas I’ve ever tasted. It’s not zesty like a pico de gallo or spicy like a chipotle salsa. It’s not sweet like a mango salsa, although the lime juice adds a touch of sweetness. “Fresh” is really the best word to describe it.

Something interesting happens when tart tomatillos (aka green tomatoes) unites with lime juice and zest. You still get the tartness, but it’s mellowed out a bit by the citrus, leaving you with this really bright, fresh, mouthwatering flavor on your palate. And then when you dip in a salty tortilla chip…it’s pretty much a flavor explosion.

I’ve got one more dip left to share this week – I promise it’s a good one!

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  1. Just made shredded beef for tacos. This will go perfect wtih them.

    Posted 6.16.10 Reply
  2. Doreen wrote:

    I’ve always thought that tomatillos needed to be cooked for some reason … I need to try this salsa!

    Posted 6.16.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      A lot of recipes use fire-roasted tomatillos (yum!).

      Posted 6.16.10 Reply
  3. Christine wrote:

    Every week I go past the tomatillos and wonder what I could do with them. Now I know. This is on the menu for next week. Thanks!

    Posted 7.20.10 Reply