This Roasted Tomatillo Apple Salsa is a twist on classic salsa verde.
Make this salsa next time you serve chips & salsa!
I love a good salsa. Who can really say no to chips and salsa? Chips and salsa is one of my favorite go to party appetizers and perfect for when you are entertaining. I am always looking for new variations on my favorite salsa: salsa verde. I am excited to share on of my new favorite salsas: Roasted Tomatillo Apple Salsa!
Last week I stopped at my favorite little farm stand and they had the first crop of this years apples. I had no idea that apples where available this early in the year. The Lodi Apple is an early apple available mid-summer. I couldn't resist and bought a small container of apples. Since I didn't know much about the lodi apple, I did a little googling when I got home. The lodi apple has a greenish-yellow skin and is on the tart side. The texture of the apple is soft and juicy, making it perfect for apple sauce. I figured that the creaminess of the apple would make for a luscious salsa.
The base of the salsa is just like most salsa verde recipes: tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeños, garlic, and white onion. When the lodi apples are added to the basic salsa verde ingredients an extra layer of flavor is added; creating a more complex salsa recipe.
When tomatillos are roasted, they lose most of their natural tartness become slightly sweet. The lodi apples became soft and creamy after being roasted. The roasted tomatillos and lodi apples paired beautifully together; making for one flavor packed salsa.
This Roasted Tomatillo Apple Salsa is:
Only 7 ingredients
Less than 30 minutes to make
Fresh, bright flavors
Beautiful, creamy texture
and definitely chip worthy!
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- 1 Pound Tomatillos, husks removed and washed
- 2 Lodi Apples, quartered
- ¼ White Onion
- 2 Garlic Cloves, with peels left on
- 2 Jalapeños, stems removed
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Cilantro
- ½ Tsp Sea Salt, or to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the cleaned tomatillos, apples, onion, garlic, jalapeños. Drizzle the olive oil over the ingredients.
- Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the tomatillos have darkened in color and the apples are soft.
- Let cool a few minutes and then remove the garlic peels. Transfer for the ingredients to a blender. Add the cilantro and salt.
- Blend until smooth. Taste for seasonings.
- Serve right away with chips or store in the fridge until serving.
If you can't find lodi apples, sub any tart apple.
Recipe adapted from here.