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basic roasted tomatillos salsa

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lynn Socko
San Angelo, TX

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 ratings)
yield 2 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For basic roasted tomatillos salsa

  • 6
    tomatillos, fresh
  • 1
    poblano, opt
  • 1
    jalapeno peppers
  • 2 clove
  • 1 sm
    sweet onion
  • 1/4
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • pinch
  • 1/2-1 stick
    lime juice
  • pinch
  • 3
    dried chile arbol or japones, opt

How To Make basic roasted tomatillos salsa

  • 1
    Remove 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.
  • 2
    Quarter 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.
  • 3
    If using dried chiles, bring 1/2 c water to a boil. Remove from heat and soak for 30 min.
  • 4
    Remove skin from garlic, place all ingredients in food processor and puree. If you desire a thinner salsa, add water to food processor.
  • 5
    I learned to make this salsa using this recipe. by Juliann Esquivel My version is inspired by Juliann's recipe.