Easy Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

An easy recipe for homemade Tomatillo Salsa made with fresh tomatillos. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Salsa Verde
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 38kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh tomatillos
  • 2 onions peeled and quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 jalapenos or serrano peppers *more or less for heat preference
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 3-4 large limes
  • 1 tablespoon honey optional

Instructions

Prepare Tomatillos

  • Bring large pot of water to a rapid boil. Drop the tomatillos into the boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon. Once cool enough to handle, peel the husk right off the tomatillo. 

Roast Vegetables for Salsa Verde

  • Preheat broiler to high heat. 
  • On a large sheet pan, toss tomatillos, peppers, onion, and garlic cloves with oil and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. 
  • Broil vegetables until charred on top side, 4-5 minutes. Remove from oven and flip. Return to boiler until the other side is charred, about 3-5 minutes. 

For Salsa Verde

  • Place roasted vegetables and juices in blender or food processor. Add in lime juice, cilantro and another 1/2 teaspoon salt. Blend well. 
  • Taste and add additional honey and salt if needed. 

Notes

  • I have used both serrano and jalapeno peppers in this Tomatillo Salsa. If you don't like spicy verde sauce, remove seeds and veins of peppers BEFORE roasting. You can also only use one pepper to tame the heat. 
  • Serrano peppers CAN be hotter than jalapenos, it depends on the individual pepper.
  • The honey is optional, but I find just a bit of sweetness helps to balance the flavor of the salsa verde. 
  • If you are Vegan, you can use sugar in place of honey. 
Nutrition Facts
Salsa Verde
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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