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Salsa Verde

Honey adds sweetness to this mix of peppers with lime juice. Use this versatile sauce to enhance a variety of dishes.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 tomatillos, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large poblano pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • A scant palmful of cilantro leaves, finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon ground coriander (1/3 palmful)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (1/3 palmful)
  • Salt
  • Juice of 1 lime


Heat the oil in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add all of the ingredients except the salt and lime juice and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Using a blender or food processor, puree the mixture with the lime juice; season with salt.

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