Homemade salsa verde for the perfect steak

PREP TIME: 1 Hour

SERVES: 3


Elevate your steak experience with the best homemade salsa verde, a vibrant and zesty creation that perfectly complements the succulence of a well-cooked steak. Roasted tomatillos, green chili peppers, and aromatic spices come together in a blender to form a smooth and flavorful base. The addition of white onion, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin powder enhances the salsa, creating a dynamic fusion of fresh and savory notes. Whether you're a grilling enthusiast or exploring alternative preparations, this homemade salsa verde is the
perfect companion to elevate the taste of your favorite cut of steak.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 2-3 green chili peppers (jalapeƱos or serranos), stemmed and roughly chopped (adjust to spice preference)
  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Roast the Tomatillos and Chili Peppers: Preheat the broiler. Place the tomatillos, green chili peppers, and garlic cloves on a baking
    sheet. Broil for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the skins are charred and the tomatillos are softened.
  2. Blend the Base: Allow the roasted ingredients to cool slightly. Transfer them to a blender or food processor. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  3. Add Aromatics: Incorporate the chopped white onion and cilantro into the blended mixture. Pulse briefly to combine.
  4. Season and Spice: Add cumin powder, lime juice, salt, and pepper to the mixture. Blend once more until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Taste and Adjust: Taste the salsa and adjust the seasoning or spice level according to your preference. Add more salt, lime, or chili if desired.
  6. Chill: Refrigerate the salsa for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and intensify.
  7. Serve with Steak: Grill or cook your favorite steak to perfection. Just before serving, generously spoon the homemade salsa verde over the top or serve it on the side for dipping.
  8. Enjoy: Dive into a sensational culinary experience as the vibrant flavors of the salsa verde enhance the succulence of your perfectly cooked steak.