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Easy Tomatillo Salsa

This easy tomatillo salsa is fresh, spicy, and quick to make. Broil or roast the ingredients on a sheet pan until charred, toss in a blender, and season to taste. You can find tomatillos at most grocery stores and markets. It can be easier to find tomatillos in the summer, they can be spotted at farmers markets and stands!

bowl of tomatillo salsa with chips and limes
raw ingredients on a sheet pan

Fresh tomatillos, poblano’s, jalapeños, garlic, and onion roasted in the oven or charred over a flame

bowl of tomatillo salsa

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Instructions for the easy tomatillo salsa:

First, preheat oven broiler to high*, on a large sheet pan combine the tomatillos, poblanos, jalapeños, onion, and garlic. Then, drizzle heavily with olive oil and season with salt.

Broil on high until everything is nicely charred and has softened, roughly 5-8 minutes

Transfer everything to a blender or food processor. Then add in the fresh cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest. Blend until smooth. Then adjust salt and lime to taste. Chill and enjoy. This salsa will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Notes

*You can roast everything in the oven under the broiler, over a gas stove, or on a grill. Charing gives the salsa extra flavor.

chips and limes around a bowl of tomatillo salsa

Easy Tomatillo Salsa

5 from 2 votes
Course: Condiment, Salsa
Keyword: Green Salsa, Salsa, Tomatillo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Equipment:

  • Blender or food processor

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs Tomatillos, husks removed, halved or quartered
  • 2-3 large Jalapeños, seeded and halved
  • 2 Poblano peppers, seeded and halved
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic, peeled
  • 1 medium White Onion, quartered
  • Olive oil
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • Lime juice and zest, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven broiler to high*, on a large sheet pan combine the tomatillos, poblanos, jalapeños, onion, and garlic. Drizzle heavily with olive oil and season with salt.
  • Broil on high until everything is nicely charred and has softened, roughly 6-8 minutes
  • Transfer everything to a blender or food processor. Add in the fresh cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest. Blend until smooth, or leave chunky if desired. Adjust salt and lime to taste. This salsa will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Notes:

*You can roast everything in the oven under the broiler, over a gas stove, or on a grill. Charing gives the salsa extra flavor.
 

Nutrition:

Calories: 65 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 3 mg | Potassium: 416 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 295 IU | Vitamin C: 35 mg | Calcium: 16 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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