How To Use Salsa Verde in Recipes and Cooking
How To Use Salsa Verde in Recipes and Cooking
First off, what exactly is salsa verde? and how do I incorporate salsa verde in my cooking? Salsa verde also known as "green salsa" is a condiment that originated in Mexico. It's made with tomatillos, green chili, garlic, onions, fresh lime, salt and cilantro with usually a pinch of sugar to balance out the tart tang of this salsa. It's typically thinner in consistency to a traditional chunky red tomato salsa and is commonly served with Mexican cuisine including enchiladas, tacos, fajitas and chimichangas. Salsa Verde isn't just to be used as a condiment drizzled on top of your favorite Mexican dishes, it can be used in a number of recipes as an ingredient and adds fantastic flavor tang and spice. For our award winning Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde, we chose to add a bit of fresh kiwi to kick up that tang just a bit more. You may think that the addition of kiwi to our salsa verde would make it sweeter or fruitier but it does just the opposite, it adds a nice zing and acid to the salsa. We make our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde with fresh charred tomatillos, fresh jalapenos, garlic, onion, fresh lime and cilantro. It's a favorite and actually was featured on The Today Show after winning best salsa at the NYC Fancy Food Show in 2015! So we are not lying, when we say its delicious! We've picked our best and easiest ways to use salsa verde in a variety of recipes and I hope you'll give our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde a try in your next dish.
1. Salsa Verde Guacamole
Make a delicious guacamole in no time with salsa verde. Just smash up some avocados, add your salsa verde, add a little chopped tomato, fresh squeezed lime juice and season with salt and pepper. That's It! Serve the salsa verde guacamole with tortilla chips at your next party for easy no hassle entertaining.
2. Dip Tortilla Chips in Wozz! Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde
For a refreshing alternative to traditional red tomato salsa, serve tortilla chips or nachos with some vibrant delicious salsa verde! Especially good with loaded pulled pork nachos.
3. Spoon Salsa Verde over Mexican Fajitas and Tacos
Serve salsa verde as a condiment and side to all your Mexican tacos, fajitas and quesadillas. I made these amazing Mexican Street Corn Beef Fajitas with our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde and they were so so good! I have attached the recipe below.
4. Serve Salsa Verde as Condiment for Grilled Meats and Seafood
Simple grilled flank steak, chicken, fish and scallops are dressed up beautifully with a drizzle of salsa verde and when watching the carbs, salsa verde is a great choice! Our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde has only 1 g of carbs per tablespoon and only 80 calories in the entire jar.
5. A Healthy Salsa For Grilled Fish Tacos
Who doesn't want zingy fresh and spicy salsa verde atop their grilled fish tacos?? It's a classic accompaniment and adds a fresh tang and smokey kick to the tacos.
6. Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde
My favorite Mexican dish, chicken or pork enchiladas baked in a salsa verde sauce with a little extra hot sauce and sour cream on the side! For a super quick recipe, pick up a rotisserie chicken at store, shred chicken and set aside. Pan fry your corn tortillas on both sides and set aside. Now assemble your enchiladas - in a baking dish add salsa verde to bottom of dish, make your enchiladas rolls by adding shredded chicken, a little salsa verde into tortillas and roll up, place seam side down into baking dish. Once dish is full of your enchiladas, add a little more salsa verde to top of enchiladas and top with cheese of your choice, either cojita cheese or Mexican shredded taco cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes until cheese is nice and bubbly.
7. Salsa Verde Chicken Cheese and Rice Bake
Salsa Verde can be added to a chicken cheese and rice bake for a Mexican inspired casserole dish. This is a delicious weeknight meal that you have to try using our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde.
8. Salsa Verde as a Healthy Dressing
Salsa verde makes a wonderful low calorie fresh and zingy dressing for a variety of salads and is also used to dress side dishes of rice and beans. I like salsa verde drizzled on a Mexican black bean and corn salad with chopped red onion, fresh cilantro and an extra squeeze of lime.
9. Salsa Verde on Eggs
Salsa verde drizzled over your morning poached eggs on toast or scrambled eggs? yes please. When you are not feeling like traditional hot sauce, give salsa verde a go. It's also a classic addition to the authentic Mexican dish Huevos Rancheros (fried eggs with refried black beans and salsa verde served on corn tortillas)
10. Healthy Salsa Verde Potato Salad
Forgo the Mayo! We've just cut a zillion calories out of the traditional potato salad recipe. A perfect addition to a hot summers day bbq - salsa verde potato salad with our handmade kiwi lime salsa verde.
11. Add Salsa Verde To a Mexican Inspired Soup or Chili
The perfect soup when it's cold outside and you want to warm up or if you are feeling congested or have a cold. Salsa Verde added to a soup or chili adds such a vibrant tang and spicy kick and it's delicious.
Pictured Below: Salsa Verde Chicken and White Bean Soup
and that's a wrap! We'll continue to add more salsa verde recipes as we make them using our signature Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde. In the meantime, give one of these recipes a try or swap out your regular ole tomato salsa for this super fresh and delicious green version. Don't forget to serve up some margaritas with these dishes as well...what's a night of Mexican without margaritas or tequila?
Winner of the NYC Fancy Food show Sofi Gold Award For Best Salsa and Featured On The Today Show!