The Taco Truck: Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

High Line vendor The Taco Truck is known for their authentic Mexican street food. Visit them on the High Line or create your own fresh tomatillo salsa using their special recipe.

Tomatillos are a key ingredient in Mexican cuisine. Their combination of acidity and spice complements the summertime produce in this recipe for an authentic flavor that hails from the culinary heart of Mexico.

Makes 2 cups

1 lb of tomatillos (5 – 6), husked, rinsed, and coarsely chopped

2 Serrano chiles, stemmed and sliced*

1 clove of garlic, peeled

½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro (12 sprigs, roots removed)

¾ teaspoon fine salt

*Serrano chiles may be substituted with jalapeños

Put the tomatillos into the blender first, then

add the remaining ingredients one at a time. Tomatillos contain a lot of water, so when the blender starts, they liquidize quickly making it easier to blend the other ingredients into the salsa.

Blend on a high setting until smooth (seeds will be still visible).

Adjust salt content and verify that acidity is right. If not tart enough, add a squirt of lime juice from a freshly cut lime.

The salsa can be made a few hours in advance, but no longer as it will lose its fresh, sharp taste.

Jason Scott, Owner of The Taco Truck

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