Tomatillo Salsa

by | Apr 6, 2016 | All, Appetizers

5 ingredients and a blender. That’s all you need to make this Tomatillo Salsa! It’s one of the most requested recipes in my appetizer collection. And once you try it, you’ll totally understand why it’s so popular!

5 ingredients and a blender. That's all you need to make this Tomatillo Salsa! It's one of the most requested recipes in my appetizer collection. And once you try it, you'll totally understand why it's so popular!

Appetizers are something near and dear to my heart and this Tomatillo Salsa is at the top of the list.  I host parties where the only food served is appetizers. 

They are a staple in the menu when entertaining friends and occasionally (more often than I would like to admit) they ARE dinner for my husband and me after a late night at the office. (I’ll make the kids a meal earlier and we will graze and share a bottle of wine when he gets home.)

Since they hold a special place in my recipe book, I’m always searching for new additions. I love chips..love dips….love salsas. I am not one who could happily survive on a low carb diet. Nope, not for me. 

Tomatillos are an ingredient that used to intimidate me. Do I roast them, char them, blanch them?? How do I pick a tomatillo and how many do I need to make a salsa?   There are so many tomatillo salsa recipes out there. This new find of mine is an absolute gold mine.

Flavorful with a little zip, serve it with chips (or veggies for those a little more nutrient minded) and best of all…..5 ingredients and a blender. Yep, a blender….that is it! LOVE it….my new, go-to,easy app for friends and family.

Crack a beer, grab some chips (or veggies) and enjoy!

Quick Tips: Use tomatillos that are a light green to yellow in color, they are sweeter than the dark green ones. Put the tomatillos in the blender first, it will be easier to puree.

5 ingredients and a blender. That's all you need to make this Tomatillo Salsa! It's one of the most requested recipes in my appetizer collection. And once you try it, you'll totally understand why it's so popular!

Tomatillo Salsa in a white bowl with a jar of tomatillo salsa behind with corn chips for dipping.

Yield: 2 cups

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

You only need 5 ingredients and a blender to make this easy, no cook tomatillo salsa.

Ingredients

  • 8 Medium Tomatillos, husked, rinsed and quartered
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced and seeded
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Put the tomatillos, jalapeños, garlic,cilantro and salt in a blender or food processor. Pulse until liquified. If it is too spicy, add a little lime juice to get to desired heat level. Season to taste with additional salt if necessary.
  2. Keeps in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Notes

8 Medium tomatillos equals about 1 pound.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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20 Comments

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    I am hoping to try this recipe out this weekend as long as I can find tomatillos at the store. This looks awesome and so easy!

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      You should be able to…I just bought some the other day! Enjoy!

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    This is THE BEST salsa recipe! Thank you for posting! I even wrote a blog about it!

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      I’m glad you like as much as I do, Sara! In fact, I just got home for the grocery store with tomatillos to make it! Enjoy!

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    Made a batch of this today and it is the best. I’ve never made green salsa and it came out just perfectly.

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      Yay! I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for the note 🙂

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    Have tons of tomatillos. Can I can this receipe?

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      Hi Lin, I don’t can so I’m not an authority on the subject. I think you would need to heat the salsa first, before canning.

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    Hi, this looks delicious! Do you think it would freeze well? I just picked a million tomatillos from my garden and I’m looking for a recipe I can make in bulk and freeze in small batches.

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      Hi Nathalie, I haven’t frozen it before but I think it would work well! Let me know what works for you!

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    looking forward to recreating this on saturday for a get together with my family! great recipe thank you!

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    My favorite dip in the world! I usually make it with 1/4 cup finely chopped onion. So good.

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    Great recipe. Thanks for sharing! I added juice of half a lime and added 1/4 Georgia peach. Crazy fun recipe.

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    I just made this recipe and it was divine! I roasted the tomatillos, jalapenos, and onion. Added an extra jalapeno and extra garlic for the hubby. Very good recipe. Thank you for sharing!!

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      What a delicious way to prepare it! Wishing I had some now! Thanks for your kind words.

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    Any idea on the nutritional info on this, I’m on a low carb , I think this is safe 🙂

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      I think it’s safe too, but we are not registered dieticians so can’t say for sure. I can say that it is absolutely delicious!

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    Good base recipe but a little too much salt for my liking. I added onion and upped the tomatillo count to counter the salt. ??

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      Glad you found a way to balance the flavor for your palette! Enjoy!

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    Better than our fresh tomato-based salsa! Used fresh tomatillos and cilantro from our garden! Better than the cooked recipes! Thanks so much!

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