This no-nightshade Salsa Verde (AIP/Paleo) is extremely versatile. It can be a dipping salsa, or an enchilada sauce – and it freezes well, too!
If you’ve been a friend of this blog for any amount of time, you know my love of Mexican food, going back to my days of living in Arizona. One of the biggest challenges for me on this healing diet, and maybe for you, too, is giving up nightshades, which are everywhere in my beloved Mexican food!
Take heart, fellow AIPers! We CAN get flavor for our Mexican food. True, we won’t be able to enjoy all the tomatillos, tomatoes, or peppers of any kind (big sad face), but we do not need to – must not! – settle for bland, boring food. Let’s jazz up our plate!
Sauces to the rescue!
In my humble opinion, sauces are the thing most of us ignore on a healing diet, but which could make a big difference in our food experience. It seems like making a sauce is an extra thing we don’t want to do because we already do SO. MUCH. COOKING. I know, friend. I know. I’m with you. But consider this: if you make a sauce, you can keep it in the fridge (or freeze it), and pop it out to turn something from blah to yum in no time flat!
Here are some other sauces to consider:
These are fun, versatile sauces that could elevate the most cardboard of chicken breasts! Seriously, consider having some sauces around.
But back to THIS sauce…
The first question that likely comes to mind is what do I use it for? It is a delicious dip for chips, it’s AH-mazing on eggs (if you can tolerate eggs), and it’s an enchilada sauce! The fantastic thing about this sauce is that, unlike guacamole, it freezes quite well. (NOTE: If you want to freeze in jars, be sure to get jars with no shoulders, like these. I also get the plastic lids that go in the dishwasher for convenience.)
I hope you will explore the benefits of having sauce on hand! And as always, I wish you great love and deep healing.
P.S. If you are a fan of Mexican food, check out the Tacuba-style Enchiladas from my mini e-cookbook, Simply Flavorful (only$6.97!). There’s also an amazing chili recipe in there! 😉
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