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Three Sisters (Squash, Corn, Beans) with Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa

Three Sisters (corn, beans, squash) with leftover chicken and tomatillo-green chile salsa | mjskitchen.com

Three sisters” is the name given to three companion crops – corn, squash and beans, grown as major crops by Native Americans for generations.  If you are a gardener, you understand what is meant by companion crops – crops that aid each other in some manner.  For the three sisters it all starts with the corn.  Corn provides a tall stalk on which bean vines grow.  In return beans produce nitrogen in the soil that feeds the corn and the squash.  Squash spreads along the ground providing a mulch as well as shade for roots and plantings.

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Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa made with Tomatillo and Green Chile #recipe @MJsKitchen


Just in case you are looking for a little different salsa or pico de gallo, here is a recipe for Tomatillo Salsa with New Mexico green chile.  The chile adds a different flavor than other chile peppers like jalapeno, and you still get the heat that you want in a salsa.  Of course, if you don’t have any green chile, you can always substitute with another type of chile.  See the Kitchen Notes for some substitutions.

Like any salsa, you can use this Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa in a variety of ways – tostados, tacos, eggs, sandwiches, or with chips – just to name a few.  It goes great with my Chile Relleno Egg Sandwich.  Experiment and enjoy!

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