Basic Roasted Tomatillos Salsa

Lynn Socko


I first made tomatillo salsa because of Juliann Esquivel's delicious recipe here on JAP, the link is below. But as time went on, I found a love for pablanos, so I created a quick little salsa of my own. But I have to say, it is because of Juliann that I began experimenting with peppers at all, and I will be eternally grateful to her for opening this door for me.


★★★★★ 2 votes

2 cups
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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tomatillos, fresh
poblano, opt
jalapeno peppers
2 clove
1 small
sweet onion
fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2-1 stick
lime juice
dried chile arbol or japones, opt

How to Make Basic Roasted Tomatillos Salsa


  • 1Remove husks from tomatillos and wash them. Cut them in half and lay on a baking sheet. Also cut pablano and jalapeno in half, remove seeds and stem and place on baking sheet.
  • 2Quarter onion and place on baking sheet along with 2 cloves of garlic SKIN ON. Place under a low heat broiler for about 7-10, remove once slightly charred.
  • 3If using dried chiles, bring 1/2 c water to a boil. Remove from heat and soak for 30 min.
  • 4Remove skin from garlic, place all ingredients in food processor and puree. If you desire a thinner salsa, add water to food processor.
  • 5I learned to make this salsa using this recipe. Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, (Salsa de Tomatillo Asado) by Juliann Esquivel
    My version is inspired by Juliann's recipe.

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About Basic Roasted Tomatillos Salsa

Course/Dish: Salsas
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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