Try this amazing Homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe! It’s healthy, easy to make and is sure to be your go-to green salsa. This post shares how to whip up an extra flavorful batch, in only 10 minutes!
I’m just gonna come out and say this: I love salsa. Like, love love. I could probably find ways to incorporate some sort of salsa into almost any meal. Did I just hear a challenge? I think I did! 😉
Somehow, though, over the years, I haven’t really spread the salsa love as much as I would have liked.
While this is handy if you just so happen to be making those recipes, it’s kinda hard to find the salsa otherwise.
This is just no way to treat you. Or salsa!
Hence: THIS 10 minute salsa verde post. BOOM.
Not only is this salsa uber amazingly delicious and ready in shockingly no time at all, it doesn’t “belong” to a bigger recipe.
Because it IS the recipe. Enjoy!
IS HOMEMADE TOMATILLO SALSA VERDE HEALTHY?
This salsa verde is healthy due to the main event; Tomatillos! These green beauties have a lot going for them (Potassium and vitamin C are the stars of this fruit). They are anti-inflammatory and have antioxidants.
Tomatillos may even fight certain cancers. Other nutrients include niacin and manganese.
*It’s always best to avoid store-bought stuff. Do yourself a favor and make your own salsas whenever possible!
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE BEST TOMATILLO?
While tomatillos are a staple in Mexican groceries, you might not be super familiar with what they are and how to choose them. I’d recommend looking for a dry and papery husk on the tomatillo.
Don’t purchase them if they look damp and shriveled!
The husks covering the tomatillo should be tight and the tomatillo should feel firm to the touch.
IS TOMATILLO SALSA THE SAME AS SALSA VERDE?
Tomatillo salsa verde is the same as salsa verde, you got it! Both use the tomatillo, which is known as the Mexican husked tomato. This is the signature ingredient because tomatillos are tart and tangy, the perfect addition to a flavor-rich salsa.
*While tomatillos look a bit like a green tomato, they are very different!
HOW DO YOU MAKE HOMEMADE TOMATILLO SALSA VERDE FROM SCRATCH?
The steps to making this delicious salsa verde are pretty simple:
- Remove the husk from the tomatillo. They’ll be sticky, so rinse them off.
- Cut the tomatillos into quarters and the jalapenos into halves. Remember to remove the seeds.
- Slice the poblano chili in half and seed that, too. Grab the garlic cloves, leaving them unpeeled.
- Prep your cilantro sprigs.
- Place everything except the cilantro on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Broil 5-10 minutes.
*I like mine a little charred.
- Put everything (including the cilantro, lime juice, and sea salt) in the blender. Peel the garlic first, though!
- Blend until smooth and enjoy!
WHAT CAN I PUT SALSA VERDE ON?
This Salsa Verde goes well with lots of dishes. For one, I love to serve it alongside this Perfect Guacamole and these Easy Homemade Baked Pita Chips. Looking for other ways to enjoy the homemade tomatillo salsa verde recipe?
Look no further!
- Add it to a burrito bowl
- Use the salsa to top a bowl with cauliflower grits
- Spice up your huevos rancheros
- Top a turkey taco bowl
- Serve it alongside chicken enchiladas
HOW DO YOU THICKEN SALSA VERDE?
I like to prep my homemade tomatillo salsa verde recipe ahead of time. That way, I can put the cooled salsa in the fridge which thickens it up. Sometimes I add a ripe avocado to the mix.
*Doing so thickens the salsa but does change the flavor.
HOW CAN I STORE IT TO ENJOY LATER?
Store homemade tomatillo salsa verde in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week. You can also freeze it. I put it in a mason jar (leave room for expansion) for up to 4 weeks. To thaw, put it in the fridge overnight.
This homemade salsa verde recipe will keep for a week. But if you’ve added avocado for thickening, the keep-time is reduced to 3 days. Keep it tightly sealed to avoid oxidation.
BIG FLAVOR FOR BIG VALUE!
So now you know all about this Homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe. It’s great, isn’t it?
I just LOVE the slightly bitter, yet spicy kick of tomatillos and jalapeno in a salsa verde, followed by the fresh, vibrant cilantro and lime – SO GOOD.
It also couldn’t be easier or quicker .
I also happened to buy all the ingredients at the store this morning to make it, minus the sea salt which I already had. And you know how much this salsa cost me? $3.38.
$3.38 for 2 cups of liquid green salsa goodness.
In Summary: $3.38 + 10 minutes. <—- Yaaaaaas!
Now, I sure hope I’ve got you thinking, “Hmmm…I wonder what other salsas and sauces Lacey has on her blog that I’ve missed…”
To which, I give you the answer (heehee!):
- pico de gallo
- avocado cilantro lime dressing
- salsa verde (made from slow cooker chile verde pork)
- tahini yogurt sauce
- chipotle lime sauce
Seriosuly. If you love salsa, and you’ve got $4 and 10 minutes, please go make this. And drizzle it on some nachos or tacos or eggs or a burrito or [fill in the blank].
So much yum.
Try this amazing Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe! It’s easy to make, extra flavorful, and sure to be your go-to salsa from now on. Use this healthy salsa verde as a sauce or for dipping!
- 10 tomatillos de-husked and quartered
- 1 jalapeño use half for less spicy salsa, seeded and sliced in half
- 2 garlic cloves unpeeled
- 1 poblano chile seeded and sliced in half
- 1/3 sprig fresh cilantro stems removed
- 2 tbsp lime juice approx. 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Preheat broiler to high and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Place the tomatillos, jalapeño, poblano, and unpeeled garlic cloves on the baking sheet and place into the oven to broil for 5-10 minutes, or until nicely charred.
Transfer everything to a blender, along with fresh cilantro leaves, lime juice, and sea salt (don’t forget to remove the peel from the garlic).
Blend until smooth.
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