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Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Delish D'Lites


  • 1 pound tomatillos peeled and quartered
  • 2 jalapeno peppers halved and seeded
  • 1 medium onion peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/4 cup water optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the chopped tomatillos, onions and jalapenos onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the tomatillos, onions and jalapenos for 10-15 minutes, until the tomatillos soften and turn an olive green color, and the onion and jalapenos are caramelized on the edges.
  4. Place the roasted tomatillos, onions and jalapenos into a food processor or blender. Add the cilantro and garlic cloves.
  5. Puree the mixture until smooth, then season with salt and pepper to taste. If the mixture is a bit too thick for your taste, add 1/4 cup of water.
  6. Serve my tomatillo salsa verde with chips, over grilled chicken or fish or use it as a sauce for enchiladas!

Recipe Notes

Freeze any leftovers in zip top freezer bags, then thaw overnight in the fridge when you need it.