tomatillo salsa

October 20, 2010

I have some really exciting news! Next week, I’m getting married. Again.

You heard right. Married. Again.

Dan and I were married almost three years ago with a few witnesses and not much of a shebang. And now it’s time for the party.

We’ll be travelling down to Austin, Texas, where we met and spending a week with family and friends from all over the world. I can barely suppress my excitement, or my nerves. This is a big week!

After a week of enjoying family, friends, and Austin, we’ll say “I do” again and dance our socks off. Oh, and eat some really ridiculously good Texas BBQ.

In honour of our trip to the Lone Star State, I made some tomatillo salsa for you. You’re welcome! Please enjoy with some chips and a lovely Mexican beer.

I’ll be back in a couple of weeks – and yes, I promise to show you pictures :)

Please come back and read some wonderful posts that I’ve prepared for when I’m gone. It’s going to be a Texas Hoe-Down on this blog!

Til then…

Tomatillo Salsa


  • 4 medium (about 8 ounces total) tomatillos, husked, rinsed and halved
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro, roughly chopped
  • ½ small white onion, finely chopped
  • Salt


  1. Set a large  non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Lay in the garlic and tomatillos (cut side down). When the tomatillos are well browned, 3 or 4 minutes, turn everything over and brown the other side. (The tomatillos should be completely soft.)
  2. Scrape the tomatillos and garlic into a blender or food processor, and let cool to room temperature, about 3 minutes. Add the chile, cilantro and ¼ cup water. Blend to a coarse puree. Pour into a dish.
  3. Scoop the chopped onion into a strainer and rinse under cold water. Stir into the salsa. Taste and season with about ½ teaspoon salt.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie October 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

How exciting!! Congratulations – that will be so much fun! And I love tomatillos – so that will be fun to eat, too. ;-)


kathryn October 20, 2010 at 8:57 am

just found your blog – love it. ALSO! As an english girl with an MN boy….may I ask…SHOULD I MOVE TO MINNESOTA?!?!?!? Was there in the summer, loved it, have been a few times in the winter…but alas….whaddya think?! ;)

p.s. enjoy wedding number2!


Stephanie Meyer (Fresh Tart) October 20, 2010 at 9:20 am

Congratulations! And have a great time, sounds awesome. And the salsa looks delicious :)


Amanda October 20, 2010 at 9:26 am

Congrats! Sounds like it will be lovely!


Janetha October 20, 2010 at 9:32 am

That’s so cool! I can’t wait for photos. Enjoy your 2nd wedding! Love you!


elizabeth October 20, 2010 at 9:49 am

Aw, congratulations! Have a lovely time in Texas. I love a good tomatillo salsa.


Holly October 20, 2010 at 10:12 am

i am SO excited for you! you are going to have such an amazing time and deserve to have a proper fiesta to celebrate the cuteness that is you and dan. can’t wait to see you and hear all about it. love you lady!!!!


emily (a nutritionist eats) October 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm

How fun!!! Enjoy the week, can’t wait to read ALL about it!!


Lara (Thinspired) October 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm

How exciting! We had a tiny ceremony too, and we definitely want to “get married again” in the future to have a real party. I hope it’s wonderful! Congratulations!


elise October 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm

congrats again ;)


meghan October 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Lovely! Congrats and enjoy every second!


megan (the runner's kitchen) October 20, 2010 at 4:38 pm

hooray! congrats! the thing i am most excited for? details on the wedding CAKE :)


Erica October 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm

First off- love the new space. Second- CONGRATSSSSSSS! That is so very exciting. Hope its perfect <3


Crunchy Granola Gal October 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm

yayyy :) excited, once again, for you! enjoy tejas and all of the lovely tex-mex foods the state has to offer!


Danielle October 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Congratulations… again! Enjoy it, darling :)


Angharad October 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Thank you so much to everyone for the well wishes! We are super excited :)


minneville October 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm



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