Instagram. Sold for $1 billion. It's safe to say that this app is not going anywhere. It has turned into a global phenomenon. Celebrities have used it as a way to reach out to fans. Photographers use it as a platform to display their work. Chefs and foodies alike post pictures of their latest creations.
I follow Bon Appetit on Instagram and recently came across a post that they regrammed from their bonappetit.com editor, Matt Gross. It was an image of the most beautiful green salsa in the world. The caption gave a brief run through of the ingredients and how to make the salsa. Tomatillos...I had heard of those before, but never in my life eaten one, let alone made a dish that included them.
Within days I was gathering the ingredients and getting ready to make the salsa. As usual things got busy and my avocado went bad. This past weekend, there would be no excuse, I would finally get around to make this seemingly simple recipe.
The fresh combination of flavors - lime, avocado, cilantro, garlic - delivers a salsa that will have you coming back for more.
I was thrilled to get a chance to use my Vitamix as this salsa is more creamy rather than chunky. At first I was expecting a guacamole of sorts, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it is in fact a salsa. Summer may be coming to a close, but you can always find an excuse to enjoy some chips and salsa!
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Recipe from Matt Gross, Editor @ BonAppetit.com
1 pound halved tomatillos 4 halved chiles, seeded 2 garlic cloves juice of 1 lime 1 avocado cilantro, handful salt, to taste
- Broil tomatillos, chiles and garlic for about 10 minutes, turning chiles and garlic halfway through, until blackened.
- Blend these ingredients with lime juice, avocado and cilantro. Blend until creamy.
- Add salt to taste
- Enjoy with tortilla chips.