One of the best things is a good tangy green salsa…or you can call it salsa verde, or around our house we call it roasted tomatillo salsa. Whether just dipping chips, over steak tacos, or marinating chicken in it.. I love it. And it’s incredibly simple to make at home.
HOW TO MAKE ROASTED TOMATILLO SALSA
here are what you need to make this green salsa recipe. I love how simple this recipe is, and it doesn’t take a ton of ingredients.
- seasonings (salt, cumin)
STEP ONE: HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST TOMATILLOS
Tomatillos are delicious tangy and prime ingredient for this salsa. They are in the same family as a tomato but taste and feel so different. You can usually find them by the tomatoes but sometimes they can also be by the peppers. Let me give you some pro-tips on picking the best tomatillos:
- Look for tomatillos with husks that have burst. When tomatillos are full grown and ripe their husks burst!
- Deep or bright green color without splotches or lightening patches.
- Skin should be nice and firm! if shriveled or looks dried out don’t buy it.
STEP TWO: PREPPING TOMATILLOS
To get your tomatillos ready for the salsa you will need to peel off and discard the husk or flaky peel around the tomatillo fruit. You will notice the fruit will be quite sticky. To remove this sticky film simply rinse off the tomatillos. I like to use my hands and gently rub the surface helping the film to completely rinse off.
STEP THREE: ROASTING YOUR SALSA VERDE INGREDIENTS
While you totally can eat a raw tomatillo most choose not to. Cooking a tomatillo will alter its flavor from strongly tart to a nice sweet tangy flavor. I love to roast all of my vegetables for this salsa. It helps to enhance all the flavors while adding a nice smokiness to it.
Lay your onion (quarter) washed tomatillos, jalapeño on the baking sheet. You can even add your garlic, just be cautious not to burn it.
Place close under your broiler and broil for about 5-7 minutes. Once that side has started to blacken flip and roast the other side for another 5-7 minutes.
STEP FOUR: BLENDING YOUR ROASTED TOMATILLO SALSA
After you have broiled your delicious ingredients you’ll see lots of JUICE on your cooking sheet from the veggies. DO NOT DISCARD the juice. Oh that stuff has so much flavor. Dump it allll into your blender.
Now add your cilantro, salts and seasonings + garlic into the blender. Blend until its nice and smooth!
Let the salsa cool to room temperature and then chill or serve!
There are so many ways to use this salsa aside for a dip!
Try it for a chicken marinade, or make this Tomatillo chicken Recipe!
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A super easy and delicious roasted tomatillo salsa that's perfect for tacos, nachos, burritos and more!
- 6-7 medium Tomatillos
- 1 Jalapeño
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- 3 Tbsp. Lime Juice
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 + tsp Salt
- 1 Large handful of Cilantro
set oven to broil
- Remove husks from tomatillos and wash to remove sticky residue.
Place tomatillos, jalapeño, onion on cookie sheet lined with silicone baking mat or foil.
Roast for 15mins, turning every 5-7 mins.
- When done/softened and slightly charred, remove from oven allow to cool slightly.
- Place in blender with remaining ingredients.
- Remove seeds of jalapeño for less heat.
- Puree til smooth.
Pour into container and allow to sit until at room temperature. Store in air tight container in fridge.
- Serve chilled.
Use as a dip, topping, or marinade for meat.