Sunday, March 11, 2012

Why Salsa Verde?

Salsa verde is a green salsa made often with tomatillos and not tomatoes.  Tomatillos are similar to gooseberries and found often in Mexican and Latin American recipes.

The reason I use salsa verde in many of my recipes and upcoming recipes is due to a possible citrus allergy/intolerance in our youngest child.  Not only does this include citrus fruits like oranges and lime but can include tomatoes. So while we wait for our June appointment with the Allergist we have opted to reduce our exposure to tomatoes, citric acid and citrus.

You may notice that some of my recipes do include lime or lemon and these recipes were developed before we were aware of the possible allergy/intolerance in our youngest, which I still enjoy!


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