Salsa Verde Lasagna

Green salsa lasagna

When I published my tomatillos post yesterday I didn’t realize St. Patrick’s Day was today. But when I saw that green was popping up everywhere I decided to join the party. Don’t you love green? Green is life, like the saying goes. Green announces the coming of spring after a long, cold winter and green is the color of some of my favorite produce (avocados, tomatillos and poblanos) so making food with that lovely color is always a lot of fun for me.

I wanted to prepare something with the beautiful tomatillos I used for my pictures yesterday and I wanted to try something different. I thought long and hard (about 5 minutes) and decided to make a salsa verde lasagna. I love regular tomato sauce lasagna, but I also love experimenting with it.

What I did for this lasagna was very similar to my pumpkin lasagna only with some changes:

For the salsa verde I used:

  • 1 lb tomatillos
  • 1 onion
  • cilantro
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 cup Guinness
  • salt, pepper and spices (you know the ones you always use to make Italian food taste better)

I didn’t put any peppers in it since I used spicy Italian sausage

The preparation was simple:

  • Roast tomatillos and blend with onion, cliantro and chicken broth.
  • In a saucepan saute garlic in olive oil and add Guinness. Bring to a boil and pour salsa verde. Season to taste and add spices.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and if the salsa is too tart for you add 1 TBSP of dark sugar.

The filling was the same than in this recipe (minus the pumpkin) and I cooked 1 green bell pepper with the Italian sausage. The result was a very unique lasagna. I love tomatillos and I love lasagna, so in my mind it was the perfect marriage. And in reality? Well, I can only say that I will be making it next time I want to impress somebody. Yup, it was a new tomato experience.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and buen provecho!

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  • Ben, it looks so delicious and perfect for today!

  • Wow you used guiness , that is really new for me.
    Lasagna looks delicious, i especially love those crunchy green asparagus in the side.

  • The Guiness is a great twist Ben!

  • I love lasagna! Any lasagna really but this one sounds terrific – apart from the fact that I will probably not be able to find any tomatillos anywhere in Holland..:(

  • Love Tomatillos! I could just slurp salsa verde all up just like that. Unique recipe fit for the day!

  • Green is a beautuful colour Ben. Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you as well:D

  • I have never had tomatillos before and I know that I am missing out big time! The lasagna looks delicious!!!

  • Wonderful colours and the lasagna does sound unique! Happy St Pats Day Ben!

  • ay que rico!! lasagna nunca me ha gustado mucho pero si hecho super rico, me’ncanta!

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day Ben and your lasagna sound delicious with the Guiness.

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