Alright guys! This one is GOOD!
We are making tacos for dinner tonight, and I wanted to try out my hand at a yummy roasted garlic tomatillo salsa! I do want to give a few heads up. Tomatillos are part of the tomato family--making them nightshades. Now, nightshades are not a super amazing thing in Ayurveda, and I am FULLY aware of this. I'm not saying we should go out and eat nightshades the rest of our lives.
Nightshades can actually be pretty inflammatory to our bodies. It's said that nightshades have elements in them that are actually dehydrating to the lubricants in our body. Again, this all makes complete sense to me. I completely recognize that it's hard to eliminate nightshades altogether from our diets. And, just to be completely honest, a sweet and juicy tomato right off the vine is just to irresistible to me.
Luckily, there are ways to combat the effects of nightshades slightly. Of course, like all things Ayurveda, there should be moderation in everything that we consume physically, mentally, energetically, everything So, we should always keep this in mind when making anything that is going to have affects to our body.
The warmth from the cumin and garlic will help mitigate the affects of the nightshade quality.
This salsa recipe is great for just a dollop of tanginess and spice on top of your Mexican/Spanish fare. Enjoy this tasty sauce--especially now as the colder months are upon us!
Voila! Your salsa awaits. Enjoy!