As much as summer time means backyard BBQs to me, it also means salsas. Delicious homemade salsas are a perfect way to start a meal dining outdoors. They can also be made up to a day ahead of time (in most cases) and can make menu planning a breeze. This salsa is smooth, tangy, and only takes about 15-20 minutes to put together.
10 tomatillos, husked and quartered
1 jalapeño, stemmed and seeded
2 cloves of garlic (with peels on)
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup mint
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon honey
Broil half of the tomatillos, the jalapeño and garlic cloves (with peels on) in the oven for about 10 minutes, until soft and slightly toasty. Wait until the tomatillos have cooled, peel the garlic, and combine in a blender or food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Add more salt as needed and store up to 1 day in your refrigerator. Use this as a dip or drizzle over tacos. Full disclosure: I also used this as a salad dressing and it was delicious.