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Tomatillo Salsa on a tortilla chip

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: approximately 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dips/Sauces
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


A must-have in your refrigerator – this tomatillo salsa recipe is so easy and flavorful that you’ll wonder why you haven’t always been making it!



  • 10 tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and ribs removed (keep ribs and seeds if you want it hotter)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Remove the husks from the tomatillos and rinse. Place the tomatillos and the jalapeño in a pan and cover with water. Place over medium-high heat and boil until the tomatillos are fully cooked and are a dull olive green color, about 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture, then place the tomatillos and jalapeño in a food processor. Add the garlic and cilantro and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes:

very slightly adapted from Vegetables: Recipes and Techniques from the World’s Premier Culinary College

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: about 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 16
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 38 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: tomatillo salsa, salsa verde