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“Smoky” & Roasted Salsa Verde (and Salsa Roja)

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 15
Protein 0g
Fat 1g
Carbs 2g
Total Time

Ditch the store-bought stuff and make your own delicious salsa that you can easily customize for your tastes and preferences.  I use salsa for nearly EVERYTHING! Salads, eggs, protein, grilled vegetables, etc.  Essentially anything that needs an extra kick, gets a serving of my fresh homemade salsa.

It’s a great lower-calorie alternative to give your food some flavor.

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“Smoky” & Roasted Salsa Verde (and Salsa Roja)

Ingredients

to make about 5 cups:

  • 1lb raw, peeled & whole tomatillo (about 14)
    • (OR use “chocolate” heirloom tomatoes or Roma tomatoes for red salsa)
  •  1 serrano pepper
  • 1/2 medium sized red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves WITH skin
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice from 1 lime (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke (optional)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Set oven to broil.
  2. Place tomatillo, red onion, garlic and serrano on a baking sheet.  Broil for 15 minutes in the oven, flipping over the ingredients half way.  After roasting the tomatillo should be soft.  If the red onion is still a little solid, toss it back in the oven for an additional 5 – 10 minutes, careful not to let it burn.
  3. Peel the garlic.
  4. Set the desired amount of heat by removing some or ALL of the seeds from the serrano pepper (and removing the stem).
  5. Place the roasted ingredients in a food processor, then add cilantro, olive oil, lime, sea salt & pepper and liquid smoke.
  6. Pulse blend but careful not to overdo it. You want it somewhat chunky.

macros for 1/4 cup serving size for salsa verde

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Calories
15
Protein
0g
Fat
1g
Carbs
2g
Sodium
-
Fiber
0g
Sugar
1g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.