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Chilaquiles and Salsa Verde

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As soon as I thought, “I haven’t been sick in a long time – woo!”…BAM.

I ended up at Urgent Care yesterday and found myself with an upper respiratory tract infection with a dash of sinus infection and was prescribed antibiotics. Nearly 24 hours later, I’m surviving a bit better. But naturally, work has been incredibly busy with lots of early meetings the past few days.

There has been no cooking and no working out. There has been chicken noodle soup and the couch…or bed.

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I think the worst thing about being sick is the dulled senses. I know why I can’t smell anything, but everything lacks flavor. Or it tastes like the cough drop I last had in my mouth because there’s not much that lingers longer or worse than a cough drop. Bleck.

Bold flavors – necessary. Salty, sweet, spicy – it’s all that sounds good when I’m sick. Because of course, I can’t be one of the lucky souls who actually loses a bit of their appetite when sick. Nope, it’s in full force regardless.

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So while I get this illness out of the way, I’ll be dreaming of Cabo San Lucas in a few weeks. I couldn’t quite wait until then for chilaquiles (which I can pronounce correctly for the first time ever!) as they’re one of the foods I love most in Mexico. And I dream for the days when one of my toughest decisions is between green and red chilaquiles. THAT is the life, right?

Right. Ahhhhhhh.

I’ll be ready for Mexico – feeling well and ready for red chilaquiles 😉

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5.0 from 6 reviews
Chilaquiles and Salsa Verde
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Serves: 4
Spicy, traditional, Mexican comfort food that's incredibly quick and easy to make. I paired this with some refried beans and an over easy egg for a quick meal. Delicious!
Salsa Verde:
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ lb tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers
  • 6 oz corn tortilla chips
  • 2 oz cotija cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Once hot, add the tomatillos and saute for 5-7 minutes or until beginning to soften. Add the onion and cook an additional 3-5 minutes. Transfer the tomatillos and onion to a blender and add remaining salsa ingredients; puree until smooth.
  2. Return salsa to the pan used to saute the tomatillos; heat until simmering over medium heat. Add the tortilla chips and turn every 1-2 minutes or until softened and well coated. Serve hot with cojita and cilantro.
Chilaquiles from Simply Recipes; Salsa Verde from Simply Recipes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: about 15-17 chips with salsa, cheese, and cilantro Calories: 362 Fat: 19.0 Carbohydrates: 43.0 Sugar: 9.0 Sodium: 283 Fiber: 5.3 Protein: 7.8 Cholesterol: 15

Watching the Illini game and then sleeeeeeep. Hoping tomorrow I’m back to nearly good!

Be well,


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  1. Addie
    February 27, 2014 / 9:24 am

    So what IS the correct way to pronounce it? 😉
    I’m sooo jealous!

  2. Regan @ Cabot
    February 27, 2014 / 9:39 am

    What you’ve described happens to me every time prior to getting sick… and with my kiddos too!

  3. Biz
    February 27, 2014 / 10:53 am

    Hope you feel better Nicole! And you had me at tomatillo! 😀

  4. Adam
    February 27, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    This looks super tasty..

  5. Erin | The Law Student's Wife
    February 28, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    These look so zesty and tasty! Hope you feel better soon.

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  7. Jill Roberts
    August 4, 2017 / 7:10 am

    Wow..gorgeous photos, looks awesomeness! This chilaquiles and salsa verde is something new for me! I think i’ll try it! I found your post from Pinterest! I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing, Nicole!

  8. Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy
    July 9, 2018 / 10:25 am

    This chilaquiles and salsa verde looks absolutely fantastic. Beautiful photos, too. I look forward to trying this.

    • Nicole Morrissey
      July 24, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Thanks, Bella!

  9. Robin Hamilton @Wellness Wires
    September 19, 2018 / 4:14 am

    I love healthy food like chilaquiles and salsa verde! This look so great, especially with that cotija cheese. Thanks, Nicole for sharing!

  10. taylor johnson @tayloright
    May 6, 2019 / 11:57 am

    These look so spicy and I LOVE spicy foods! Can’t wait to try out this simple recipe!

  11. Rosamonde Simone @ KetoBotyToneAvis
    August 8, 2019 / 6:34 am

    The post of chilaquiles and salsa verde is looking so amazing. I like it.

  12. Morgan @ Gowell Health Tips
    September 2, 2019 / 11:58 am

    You leave so useful information, I’m sure i am very happy to make a high comment here.

  13. Paul @Diet Blog Pro
    October 26, 2019 / 1:13 am

    chilaquiles and salsa verde spicy and healthy food. i love it. thanks for sharing

  14. Stepehn
    February 25, 2020 / 6:06 am

    Lovely pictures, awesome these are looking so romantic and locations are great.

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