Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with Avocados

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Sep 192016

Since I’ve been growing Tomatillos in the garden, I’ve been looking for new recipes to use them in. I found a couple interesting recipes on the web and adapted them to my own tastes and came up with this one. Grilling the Tomatillos, onions and peppers adds a delightful smokiness to the salsa, so you really need to make an effort to grill them. I made this recipe for our annual trip to the Vintage Illinois wine festival at Mattheissen state park and it disappeared quickly even with a lot of other food around, which let me know it was a hit. This is an interesting alternative to Guacamole, and a nice change when Tomatillos are in abundance.

Oct 242014
Tomato Salsa and Salsa Verde with pictures of Roma Tomatoes and Tomatillos.

Tomato Salsa and Salsa Verde.

This summer I grew tomatillos and made a great Salsa Verde. At the same time I made some traditional Red Salsa from the Roma tomatoes in the garden. This is a cooked salsa and closely approximates the salsa we are served at our favorite Mexican restaurant. The trick is to peel the Roma tomatoes. I’ve used canned tomatoes and it’s almost as good. In fact you are probably better off with good canned Roma tomatoes than the typical anemic Roma tomatoes that you find in the grocery stores off season.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

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Dec 132011

Black Bean Salsa and Cornchips.Most appetizer recipes are not all that healthy, usually being laced with cheese and other fats. So, here’s a healthy recipe for black bean salsa can be served with corn chips. In the summer I grill the onions and roast the peppers and corn outside on the Weber. The winter recipe is done in the frying pan and is almost as good, but lacks the smokiness added by cooking on the grill. Try this one for a lighter, healthier appetizer recipe.

Salmon With Mark’s Soon to Be Famous Salsa

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Dec 082011

I came up with this one a few summers ago when we started cooking salmon on the grill. Natalie likes spicy, and this recipe can be as spicy as you like depending on the amount of jalapenos that you add. It is almost as good prepared in the oven. This works well for a large group and we have done that a couple of times.