~Kid Friendly Tomatillo Salsa! ~

~Kid Friendly Tomatillo Salsa~

 

Both of my kids love chips & salsa but unfortunately at restaurants the salsa ends up being just too spicy for them to enjoy. I have purchased store bought mild salsa’s but it just doesn’t have the homemade feel to it which is why I was excited to try my hand at making my own fresh tomatillo salsa!

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We are currently house sitting so we have the advantage of taking care of someone’s garden and they have tomatillos which is what inspired me to do this! Tomatillos are a sweet almost citrus twist to the tomato we know. Which is why I knew my kids would like this salsa because it’s already sweet and tangy.

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Tomatillos are considered a fruit just like the red tomato but they are grown inside a paper like shell similar to a husk. I found out quickly that when you take the husk off,  the tomatillos are sticky so make sure to wash them after you husk them! My daughter and I actually did this project together so she was in control of how “hot” the salsa was going to be.

 

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Tomatillos are a source of antioxidants, fiber, minerals and vitamins such as vitamin A, C & E!

I found this chili pepper growing in the garden and I honestly wasn’t sure how hot it was so I cut it up and it ended up not being spicy so it was perfect for this kid friendly salsa! It added a nice crunch for sure!

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I can’t say we had a specific amount of things we threw in but I will try to be as precise as I can. This was a throw it all together and see what we end up with type of project!  You can add more spice and ingredients as you see fit, especially if you like spice. I would have added cilantro but my son doesn’t like cilantro (whose child is this?!) but I love it and it would have been yummy! This is NOT a spicy salsa whatsoever. This is really a sweet and tangy style. It was refreshing!

Ingredients:

8 tomatillos husked, washed and diced
Chili of your liking diced or you could add a little can of diced jalapenos..those would add some nice flavor with still keeping it mild.
3 tsp garlic salt
2-4 dashes of lime juice

Directions:
Dice Tomatillos as big or little as you like
Dice the chili up (I found it is an Anaheim Chili)
put in a bowl and add the other ingredients and enjoy or you can always take some of it and blend it up for a little smoother texture.

 

Enjoy!

This made about 1 1/2 cups worth but it depends on the size of your tomatillos.

 

Don’t forget to click the ‘Magic’ button below for Nutritional Information and Weight Watcher’s points for this recipe!





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