Charred Zucchini Salsa Verde

Charred Zucchini Salsa Verde
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Charred Zucchini Salsa Verde

Charred Zucchini Salsa Verde

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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 3g 1%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 1g 1%
  • Sodium 235mg 10%
  • Calcium 9mg 1%
  • Magnesium 8mg 2%
  • Potassium 115mg 3%
  • Iron 0mg 1%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 17mg 2%
  • Vitamin A 9µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 24mg 40%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 2%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 2%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 4%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 10µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
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