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Nov 1, 2006 03:15 PM

Salsa Verde

I have a jar of salsa verde that I bought at Trader Joe's, but now I'm not sure what to do with it. I'm looking to make something relatively easy and quick for a weeknight dinner (since I have a 2 year old and a 6 week old!).

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. I think salsa verde is wonderful with chicken. Add it to any melted white cheese and top grilled chicken breasts. Add it to chicken Ceasar salad or plain chicken salad. In Tex-Mex cooking it's used in enchiladas verdes in combination with sour cream. If it's not spicy enough, add chopped, fresh jalapenos. If it's too spicy, add canned tomatillos.

    1. I sometimes just dump it in my crock pot with a pork roast, then eat the mixture over rice or with sour cream in a corn tortilla.

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      1. re: mizinformation

        This sauce works well with smaller pieces of pork, for example 'country ribs' cut up and trimmed. It gives you a simple version of 'chili verde'. The TJ sauce is mild enough to serve as base. You can spice it up from there.

      2. I use it to make guacamole. Add a half cup to the flesh of three avocadoes, a squeeze of a lime, et cet. I much prefer salsa verde to tomato-based salsas.

        1. If your kids like fish sticks, I be they'd like them in fish tacos, too.

          Throw a couple of fish sticks in a corn tortilla, top with any favorite taco toppings (for me it's cabbage, cliantro and some sort of "white" sauce like sour cream) and add the salsa. Fresh squeezed lime juice is a must have for me, too.


          1. my roommate and I have been rediscovering the joys of casseroles for the last few weeks. I used the Trader Joe's green salsa to make chicken enchilada casserole this weekend.

            Bottom layer - corn tortillas
            2 - pinto beans & corn
            3 - cooked chicken shredded mixed with a little green salsa and sour cream
            4 - cheese
            5 - corn tortillas
            6 - beans & corn
            7 - chicken mixture
            8 - corn tortillas

            Then pour a jar of the green salsa over the whole thing and bake at 375 for 40 minutes or so. Add cheese to the top, and put back in the oven till cheese is melted.