Tomatillo Salsa

Sometimes I compose a meal around a sauce. I was craving something fresh and tart with lots of herbs. So I immediately thought of tomatillo salsa! The salsa packs so much flavor, but is incredibly easy to make. My veggie sister helped me compose and plate the dish, and having a sous chef made cooking this already simple dish a breeze  😉.

For the main part of the dish I made tofu steaks by applying a dry rub (a mix of cumin, turmeric, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper) to pressed, dried tofu. I cooked the tofu steaks in a skillet with some oil until they were nice and crispy on both sides. I also made some extra crispy smoked paprika oven potatoes. I would also suggest tostones as a side, because it would pair so nicely with the salsa.

Tomatillo Salsa
1 bunch cilantro
3 tomatillos (husks removed)
1 lime (juice of)
4-5 cloves garlic

1. If you have a gas stove, carefully char/blister the tomatoes over the flame. Peel off blackened skin. I was working with an electric stove, so I used the broiler option.
2. Once tomatillos have cooled, quarter and add to a food processor. Add cilantro, lime, garlic, and a little salt and black pepper. 
3. Pulse until you reach your desired salsa consistency. Taste and add more salt, pepper or lime if necessary.