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Tomatillos Salsa Verde

Tomatillos Salsa Verde

Kaley Smith
SalsaVerde is good with almost everything – we put it on chicken cutlets, chorizo, even French fries – but it’s especially delicious with eggs. It's bright with acid and just spicy enough to wake up all the parts of you your coffee can’t get to.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 person
Calories 38 kcal


  • Food processor
  • Blender
  • Electric Oven
  • Skillet
  • Oven Toaster Grill
  • Molcajete


  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice Freshly squeezed
  • ½ lbs Tomatillo
  • 1 medium Jalapeno pepper
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Black Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • You can use whatever oven comes handy either it is OTG - Oven Toaster Grill or Electric Oven, you can even pre heat a non-stick pan 5 to 10 minutes before to if you are someplace remote where oven is not an option.
  • Process, blend it all: Remove the papery husks from the tomatillos and rinse them to get wash off the sticky residue that the skins sometimes leave behind.
  • Put the tomatillos, garlic, and jalapeno on a baking sheet and roast in the oven until the tomatillos are cooked through, 40-50 be soft and slightly shriveled, and some of their juice will have sizzled out on to the pan.
  • Or put the tomatillos in the pan if as shown here, and heat until slightly brown and smoked.
  • Put the tomatillos and all of the juice you can scrape off the pan into a blender or food processor. If the jalapeno has blackened, rub the skin off with your fingers, then cut the pepper in half and remove the seeds (set them aside to spice up your salsa later).
  • Remove the skin from the garlic cloves and add the garlic and the jalapeno to the tomatillo. Pulse the blender or food processor or molcajete if you want to add the authentic Mexican touch as you can see here until the garlic and jalapeno are minced and well-combined with the tomatillos.
  • Taste the salsa and add as much of the cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno seeds as you like (the jalapeno seeds will make the salsa spicier), plus salt and pepper to taste, then give the mixture one more quick pulse to combine.


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Keyword best salsa verde, spicy salsa verde, roasted salsa verde, salsa verde with green tomato