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Enchiladas Salsa Verde

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My sister Carolyn made this dish for me when I was visiting her, recently, and I love it so much I want to share it with you. She had made a similar dish for our family about 20 years ago, using way more jalapenos, and the memory is still ingrained: We were all in love with the dish but it was way too fiery hot! I remember spending the meal with my tongue in the water glass! Needless to say, the current version she made was only mildly spicy, and I give you this revised version, below. The original recipe is adapted from The Vegetarian Epicure.

An unusual yet memorable enchiladas, with a center of fresh mozzarella and a green sauce with zing, Enchiladas Salsa Verde could become a family favorite. You can add more jalapeno for a hotter version, if you dare!

Ingredients
6 good sized tomatillos or 8 smaller
2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro(small bunch)
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 diced jalapeno – more or less depending on your taste
1/4 cup water
dash of salt
5-6 corn tortillas
10-12 3″x3″ slices of fresh mozzarella
grated cheese for the top, as desired

For sauce: Take hulls off tomatillos and boil them until soft, about 8-10 minutes. Put the cooked tomatillos in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add to a saucepan with the diced jalapeno, cilantro, onion, water, and a little salt. Simmer for about 40 minutes.

Make the enchiladas by laying the mozzarella on top of a tortilla. Roll it up and place in a baking dish with the seam side down. Repeat for 5-6 tortillas. Cover the tortillas with the salsa verde, and grate a little cheese over the top. Cook at 350 F. for 45 minutes.

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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