Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa and another CSN Giveaway!

YAY! CSN Stores contacted me to host another $35 giveaway. I love CSN stores and you will too! Go to their site to check out all the wonderful things CSN stores have to offer from dining sets to bakeware to wall art. If you'd like to enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling me what you would put the $35 towards. If you'd like a second chance to enter you can become a follower (if you aren't already) or post about my giveaway on your blog or Facebook. Please make sure to leave a SECOND comment for your second chance to win. Entry deadline is Sunday, October 24th at midnight and I will announce the winner on Monday, October 25th. Good luck!!
Onto the recipe! I have always wanted to try making my own salsa verde, so when saw this recipe on Tasty Kitchen I couldn't wait to make it. It was really fun using tomatillos, a small green tomato covered in a papery like husk. This salsa is tangy, fresh, and easy. I loved the chunks of avocado and hubby loved the cilantro taste. We enjoyed it with tortilla chips and as a topping on tacos. 
Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
From Laura @ Sweet Savory Planet
Printable Version
Ingredients
1/2 pound Tomatillos (about 4 medium Tomatillos)
1/2 cup Cilantro, loosely packed
2 whole Serrano, roughly chopped (Note: jalapeno can be substituted, which is what I used because my store didn't have Serranos)
1/4 cup water
1 Avocado, diced 
1/2 medium sized white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Directions
Place tomatillos, cilantro, Serrano pepper, and water in a food processor and pulse until you have a slightly chunky puree.
 Toss the avocado into the processor and pulse for a second or two. Make sure to keep the avocado in good sized chunks. 
Place the diced onion in a colander and give it a good rinse in cold water to rid the onion of sulfur flavor. Add it to the salsa and stir. Season with salt and stir again. Taste to see if more salt is needed.

31 comments:

  1. There are so many things that CSN has and I might put it towards the set of two All-Clad bakers. Love All-Clad.
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  2. What would I put the $35 towards? What wouldn't I put it towards? I suppose I'd settle on a few new mixing bowls (I have a small obsession with bowls) or the icecream attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer.

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  3. P.S. This recipe looks amazing!

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  4. I love reading your blog, but it makes me so hungry because everything looks so delicious! I don't have time to go check the website, but I can tell you that I pretty much love anything new for the kitchen!

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  5. I would probably put the $35 towards some new everyday dishes - mine in FL are from a garage sale!!!

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  6. I would love to get some of their graham & brown paintable beadboard wallpaper.

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  7. I have become a follower of your blog.

    Also... oh my gosh - yum! I want some of that avocado and baby tomatoes. Like, right now!

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  8. I would put $35 towards a really awesome knife to coax Matt to spend more time in the kitchen with me. It is one tool in the kitchen that he gets excited about!

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  9. i would like a little colorado step stool for my toddler.
    thanks!
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  10. i now follow you!
    thanks!
    shenais
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  11. I'd love a BBQ cover for the coming winter. Now I crave avocados!
    JO
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  12. It's so hard to choose! But I would put $35 towards some martini glasses or a shaker! Then you could come to Gaylord and make me some yummy drinks :) Love youuuuuu!

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  13. I would get the Paula Deen cookie pan!
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  14. I follow you!
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  15. I'd buy a Jaccard mandoline slicer!
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  16. I'd get the Dansk steak knives
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  17. I follow you on GFC!
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  18. I'm eyeing this - Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor in Black Chrome.
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  19. I have eyed this recipe before on TK, but have yet to try it... it looks delicious! From CSN - I would probably get some new canisters... Or a fun new gadget.

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  20. i need new flour/sugar/etc canisters!!!

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  21. Wow... you've earned another give-away that is awesome. I would love to purchase a programmable crock pot or an electric pressure cooker from CSN... I'm getting ready to cook some warm winter meals!

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  22. Anything with Avocado sounds good to me. I would use the money to get new cookie sheets, I was just realizing how crappy mine were while I was watching Barefoot Contessa today. Haha.

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  23. I love csn store! They have everything even cloth diapers! I just switched to cloth so if I win I would get a couple of Babykicks Organic Fitted Diapers to add to my stash. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  24. I follow your blog
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  25. I'd get this Rachael RAy casserole: http://www.csnstores.com/Rachael-Ray-55225-RRY1177.html
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  26. I'm a GFC follower.
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  27. I am a gfc follower.

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  28. I would use the gift card to buy my little girl something for christmas!

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  29. I would buy a meat cleaver--I've never owned one and I think I'm ready!

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  30. I'm a GFC follower!

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