Super Simple Tomatillo Salsa
You’ll wonder why you’ve never made tomatillo salsa before…
I know, you’re doubting me when I say that, right? Why make it when you can buy a perfectly decent canned version? Hear me out! Besides being fun to play with (I mean, how awesome are those papery skins they come in?), tomatillos are a breeze to work with. And I have to say, fresh tomatillo salsa is darn good! I mean, really good. So good you’ll want to add it to everything you make. From scrambled eggs to chicken salad, it’ll be your new favorite condiment!
What else is there to love about tomatillo salsa? Don’t worry, I’ve made a list! 🙂
1) It’s made with fresh, simple ingredients without weird additives or preservatives.
2) Those ingredients just happen to also be healthy and taste awesome.
3) You can use it wherever you would use other salsas.
4) It makes a great party, better!
5) Your kids will eat it (at least the ones I served it to did).
Ok, now it’s time to go out and get yourself some tomatillos people! But WAIT! Before you go, a tip – buying tomatillos is a little like buying tomatoes. Choose ones that aren’t super soft, that don’t have brown spots or look wrinkled. Select tomatillos that still have their skins. Those skins should be closely attached to the fruit and mostly closed (see my pics below!). Enjoy!
Super Simple Tomatillo Salsa
A fresh and tangy salsa made with fresh tomatillos, perfect for tacos or for enjoying with tortilla chips.
- 15 ounces tomatillos, skins removed and washed
- 5 ounces white onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, skins removed
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- salt, to taste
- Preheat the oven to broil and line a sheet pan with foil that has been coated in non-stick cooking spray.
- Quarter the tomatillos and add them to a bowl along with the onion, garlic and olive oil. Toss to coat. Pour mixture out onto prepared baking sheet.
- Broil 4 minutes, stir, then broil 2 more minutes. Stir again and broil an additional 2 minutes or until tomatillos and onion are blistered and browned. Remove and cool slightly before transferring to a blender or the bowl of a food processor. Add the jalapeño and lime juice and puree** until smooth. Season with salt to taste, if desired.
- Makes about 2 cups salsa.
- **When pureeing hot or warm liquids, use extreme caution. Allow to cool slightly first, work in small batches if needed, and allow a place for steam to escape.
You’re right it does sounds super easy. I love that you just toss it all together, roast it, blast it and that’s it! Much better than the canned!
So easy! Yes, agreed that it’s better! 🙂 Have fun making it Katie!
super easy and simple! Just the way I like my salsa!
I definitely need to try this! I’ve never worked with tomatillos before, but recently saw a recipe that listed them…I’ll stock up on tomatillos & try this one too!!
They are fun and super easy to use. Have fun Chelsey!
I love making salsa verde. I don’t do it enough but you can’t beat the homemade, fresh flavor.
I totally agree Melanie!
Confession. I’ve never made anything w/ tomatillos before. But, you’ve made this look so fresh, easy, and delicious, that I’m definitely going to give this tomatillo salsa a try!
No worries! You can start with this recipe! Hope you enjoy it EA!
I simply adore tomatillos! They are just so good!
I love how fresh this salsa sounds! I need some tomatillos! 🙂
Love this! I made a Tomatillo Salsa a while back and now you have me wanting it again! It’s just unfortunate I don’t have any more in my freezer and I can’t eat my screen- adding tomatillos to my grocery list now!