My Aunt is with us for an extended stay, and I have loved having her around. When she first arrived, we took her to one of our favorite restaurants for tacos, fresh chips and salsa, and delicious drinks. She fell in love with the Salsa Verde, and we decided we wanted to try to make a simple tomatillo salsa recipe.
Tomatillos, or Mexican Husk Tomatoes are perfect for all types of Mexican dishes. When they are harvested early, they are more tart and are ideal for green salsa. However, if left to ripen longer, they are a little more sweet and can be used as a tomato substitute. They are available at nearly every grocery store or farmer’s market.
Tomatillo Salsa or Salsa Verde is a green roasted salsa. It’s typically more spicy than a red salsa.
This is a great gift idea with tortilla chips, and it’s perfect for any Cinco de Mayo Celebration, big or small!
Ingredients for Simple Tomatillo Salsa Recipe
This recipe is so easy to make! You only need a handful of ingredients (and I have been able to order all of them for delivery from my local stores recently)
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Spicy Red Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Amazon Link – Baking Tray and Silicone Mat
Simple Tomatillo Salsa Recipe
- 5-6 Tomatillos
- 1 Large Onion
- 2-3 Jalapeños
- 2-3 Spicy Red Peppers
- 2 TBS Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Lime Juiced
Slice peppers in half and remove seeds.
Slice onions in half.
Slice tomatillos in quarters.
Place peppers, onions, and tomatillos onto a baking tray and coat with olive oil.
Bake in the oven at 350* for 10-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Place roasted peppers, onions, and tomatillo, and minced garlic and lime juice into a blender and pulse blend for about 45 seconds.
Serve on tacos or with fresh chips!