April 28th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Continuing our theme of salsa-sans-tomato (see Corn Chile Salsa), we present Trader José's Salsa Verde. Traditional salsa verde, “green sauce,” is a mild, tomato-free alternative to spicy red salsa in Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. Trader José's Salsa Verde, like any self-respecting example of this sauce, is made from tomatillos, fruits that look like cherry-size green tomatoes, but aren't actually tomatoes at all. We use fresh tomatillos, along with fresh jalapeño peppers, to craft this sauce that’s been talked about, blogged about, and most importantly, enjoyed in homes all around Trader Joe's country, for years.
Like most salsas, our Salsa Verde makes a respectable dip for tortilla chips. Don't let the "salsa" moniker stop you from trying it in a wide variety of ways, though. In an enchilada casserole, in a slow cooker with chunks of pork (a chili verde-esqe meal with virtually no work for you at all), with scrambled eggs (a flavorful way to make a Seussian meal), mixed in to add a little boost to your guacamole, in fish tacos…
We've crafted Trader José's Salsa Verde with fresh ingredients, without artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives. And unlike so many jarred salsas on the market, we haven't used any thickening agents - its rich, texture is a result of slow cooking. We're selling each 12 ounce jar for $1.99, every day, the same price it's been for more than seven years. You'll find it on our grocery shelves.
Crock Pot Chicken Chile Verde — Get the recipe!