Tomatillo Salsa

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Take it from me, a self proclaimed salsa snob, this is the best homemade tomatillo salsa that will ever grace your kitchen!

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I take my salsa eating very seriously. There's no messing around when it comes to the worlds best condiment. There's no point in wasting calories on tortilla chips unless they are accompanied by a life altering bowl of salsa. This tomatillo salsa is exactly that! Roasted tomatillos, onions, jalapeños, cilantro - you honestly can't go wrong!! Hand me this, a giant bowl of guacamole, perhaps a bucket or two of fresh tortilla chips and I could die happy!

Recipe for Tomatillo Salsa

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 4 votes
Take it from me, a self proclaimed salsa snob, this is the best homemade tomatillo salsa that will ever grace your kitchen!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people


  • 1 pound tomatillos husked and rinsed and halved
  • ½ small yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 1 green jalapeño stemmed
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 limes juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly fried Tortilla Chips


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange the halved tomatillos on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast until soft and charred, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool. Transfer the tomatillos into a blender or food processor with the onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with more cilantro, lime juice, or salt according to preference. Serve with tortilla chips.


If you aren't familiar with tomatillos, these cute guys need to be husked and given a quick rinse as they can be somewhat sticky.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1165mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. The Pinterest link from your blog/web site does not work for this salsa verde recipe
    Otherwise, looks good!!

    1. Just a jalapeno, with the stem removed!! Because the stem isn't soft enough to eat

  2. Gaby, how much would the taste change if you roasted the jalapeno, garlic, and onion with the tomatillos?

  3. Hello from Down Under! I confess to cheating - I picked up a jar of Gaby's tomatilla salsa at Williams Sonoma and we used it on our soft tacos - delicious! Wondering how long the leftovers can be refrigerated after opening? Cheers... J

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