Charred Zucchini Salsa Verde

Charred Zucchini Salsa Verde


  •   Cooking spray
  • medium-sized zucchini, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2  sweet onion, cut into wedges
  • tomatillos, husked and halved
  • large jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • large poblano peppers, halved and seeded
  •   Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Teaspoons  salt
  • 1 Teaspoon  cayenne sauce
  •   Honey, to taste (optional)

In this riff on the tart tomatillo salsa, zucchini, onions, and peppers are blackened on the grill, then seasoned with lime juice, cayenne, and a touch of honey. This hot sauce is perfect for barbecues and ideal for topping your favorite tacos, bean burgers, or sandwiches. This recipe comes to us from Donna of Fab Frugal Food.

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Preheat a gas grill on medium-high heat or prepare a charcoal grill.

Lightly spray the zucchini, onion, tomatillos, jalapeños, and poblano peppers with cooking spray. Place on the grill for 5-7 minutes, and flip and cook 5-7 more minutes, or until the vegetable skins begin to char and the vegetables are cooked through.

Place the charred zucchini, onion, tomatillos, jalapeños, poblano peppers, lime zest and juice, salt, and cayenne sauce in the bowl of a food processor. Process until very smooth. Add honey, to taste, if using. Serve at room temperature.


Calories per serving:

14 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 4g 6%
  • Carbs 62g 21%
  • Saturated 1g 3%
  • Fiber 16g 62%
  • Sugars 34g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 11g 23%
  • Sodium 4,710mg 196%
  • Calcium 183mg 18%
  • Magnesium 161mg 40%
  • Potassium 2,292mg 65%
  • Iron 5mg 29%
  • Zinc 2mg 16%
  • Phosphorus 344mg 49%
  • Vitamin A 186µg 21%
  • Vitamin C 483mg 805%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 32%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 37%
  • Niacin (B3) 7mg 34%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 79%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 196µg 49%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 23%
  • Vitamin K 60µg 75%
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