Fresh Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

I love chips and salsa but, since moving I have yet to come across a salsa that I really enjoy. Luckily, on my last food-shopping trip I spotted tomatillos among the veggies! I just love, love Fresh Roasted Tomatillo Salsa. I picked up the other ingredients and headed back to make some salsa.  This salsa is quick to make and is loaded with fabulous flavor. 

Fresh Roasted Tomatillos Salsa

Lime juice gives this salsa a zesty taste that perfectly balances out the spicy serrano peppers.




Tomatillos kind of look like little green tomatoes but they have a flavor all of their own. Tomatillos have a papery husk that covers it as it is grown. When choosing tomatillos look for ones that have a filled husk.

To prepare tomatillos in any manner, you first must remove the husk and wash the sticky coating from the skin. 


Tomatillo Nutrition

 1 cup chopped

Calories 42
Magnesium 26 mg
Potassium 354 mg
Vitamin C 15 mg
Vitamin A 150 IU


Fresh Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
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  • 1 lb fresh tomatillos
  • 3 fresh serrano peppers, stems removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 fresh lime, juiced
  1. Preheat broiler. Line a baking pan with foil.
  2. Remove husk from tomatillos and wash them to remove the sticky coating.
  3. Place tomatillos, serrano pepper, and garlic on prepared pan.
  4. Place pan in the oven on the middle rack.
  5. Roast for about 5-7 minutes, turning once to get charring on both sides.
  6. Add roasted tomatillos, serranos (seed peppers to control spice level) to food processor. Pulse 2-3 times.
  7. Peel garlic and add to food processor along with cilantro, onion, salt, and lime juice.
  8. Pulse 5-6 times or until salsa is an even consistency.
  9. Makes about 2 cups

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You will love this tomatillo salsa…it is a tasty salsa that is spicy, zesty, and full of fresh roasted flavor. It is the perfect salsa for fresh tortilla chips, on top of grilled meats, and enchiladas.

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  1. Tomatillo salsa rocks always! I do admit, I am lazy and buy it. But I will have to take a stab at making it myself.

    BTW…your post planted “kiwi” in my brain so deep, I went out and grabbed a dozen lol. Its like something out of Inception 😉

    • Awesome! I was at Costco and saw a huge container of kiwi. I don’t think I could eat that many but, good to know they are in bulk. lol

  2. Hi Cindy! I love the site, and this tomatillo salsa sounds like it would be heavenly on eggs!

  3. Haven’t tried your recipe but it looks about right for when I’ve made it so I’m gonna go ahead and plop down 5 stars on it. It’s been awhile since I’ve had some or even thought about it. Perhaps it is time to fix a batch.

    • Thanks! It’s been a long time since I last made it too. After the first taste, I wondered why I don’t make it more often. It’s so good :)


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