Homemade salsa verde with baked barbecue potato chips

Ok. I Improvised with this recipe. I had tomatillos, lemon, and basil – in desperate times I had to make do!
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Tomatillos are really unusual! They look like a green tomato in a paper husk. The taste is similar to a green tomato, too! They grow on low, bushy plants and along with cilantro, lime juice, onion, and garlic are used to make classic salsa verde.

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Arthur’s salsa verde with baked barbecue potato chips

2 – tomatillos
4 – cloves of garlic
2 – lemons for juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 cups basil leaves
A few snips from the chives in the garden
Baked barbecue potato chips from Aldi

Easy instructions: place ingredients in the blender and pulse until you have the consistently you like.

I did not have any tortillas, or even pita chips, so I made due with baked barbecue potato chips which I had on hand. The hot and sweet spicy chips were a great complement to tomatillo’s flavor.

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The sharp, tart flavor of the tomatillo is balanced with the sweetness of basil to create a sweet/tart flavor.

Yes. My taste are unusual…

xxx

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18 responses to “Homemade salsa verde with baked barbecue potato chips

  1. Nice chips! How do you make them?

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  2. Have you ever grown tomatillos? They are really easy to grow.

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  3. Nice! Love tomatillo salsa…

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  4. MMMMM,… I love all things home-made, of course! Looks delish!

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  5. I adore salsa verde. I make mine with parsley, arugula, and garlic.

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  6. I’ve never eaten those. If I get the chance I’ll have to give them a try.

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  7. I have grown tomatillos several times and they are very productive so I am always on the lookout for ways to use them. Combining them with basil sounds good!

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  8. toothius

    I’m growing four tomatillos, so I’m saving this recipe! Thanks, Arthur.

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  9. Love the idea of pairing baked barbecue potato chips with salsa verde!

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