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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

“Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.” Thomas Tusser

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This is a great all purpose sauce for your Southwestern or Mexican dishes. The smoky sweet flavor goes great on tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas or even taco salad.

Tomatillos

These lovely fruits are in the same family as tomatoes and are often called Mexican Green Tomatoes or Tomatoes Verde. They are widely available in most markets and, while tomatillos look like small green tomatoes covered with a papery husk, that is where the resemblance ends.

The skin of the tomatillo is tougher and the meat of the fruit is coarse to mealy (of course a lot of the tomatoes on the market now are coarse and mealy). The flavor is acidic and has a wonderful tartness that adds character to salsas, guacamole, moles and sauces.

4 ounces tomatillos = 36 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 1g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 1mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Tomatillo Pasilla



Servings = 8 | Serving size =about 1/4 cup

Cooking Time = 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe will keep for about 3 days in the refrigerator.

1 lb tomatillos (husked)
1 chipotle in adobo
1 clove garlic (coarsely chopped)
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup cilantro

Place all ingredients into a 4-quart saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.

Simmer uncovered for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Allow to cool, then add the cilantro and stir.

Using a hand (immersion) blender or a regular blender or food processor, puree until smooth.

Chill for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1/4 cup

Servings = 8

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 21 Calories from Fat 2
  % Daily Value
Total Fat <1g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 2g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 7 mcg Potassium 172 mg
Magnesium 12 mg