Recipe of the Week: Roasted Tomatillos and Green Olive Salsa

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via Foodie Crush
A twist on the typical tomatillo salsa, the green olives lend a salty sourness to the tomatillo.
Makes half a cup. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 0.5-1 jalapeno peppers 
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1/3 cup green olives 
  • 1/3 cup cilantro 
  • 1/2 lime, juiced 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar 
  • pinch salt 
  • 3 tablespoons water 
    * substitute half a serrano pepper for the jalapeno peppers if you like more heat

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 475 degrees. Spread tomatillos, garlic cloves and jalapeno on baking sheet and coat evenly with oil. Roast for 15 minutes or until tomatillos are browned and blistered. 
  2. Remove from oven and place in a food processor or blender with olives, cilantro, lime and sugar. Pulse 5-7 times. Add water and pulse another 4-5 times to mix. 
  3. Place in bowl and serve with chips or as a topping on eggs, chicken or meat.