Roasted Hatch Green Chile Salsa

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It is hatch chile season, let’s make roasted hatch green chile salsa!

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Salsa

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Salsa for the win!

Hatch chile is also called New Mexico chile or New Mexican chile typically grown in Santa Fe, New Mexico in an area called Hatch Valley. These chiles are mild similar to poblano peppers, but some could be hotter on the level of spiciness of jalapeño peppers.

Before cooking, these chiles have to be peeled. You can find them already peeled and roasted. However, we enjoy roasting them. The fragrance and flavor developed by the peppers during the roasting process are one of a kind.

Hatch Chile also known as New Mexico Chile or New Mexican Chile

Many recipes can use hatch chiles, but one that is very simple and we love to make: the roasted hatch green chile salsa!

This sauce is perfect to enjoy as a garnish for many meals, such as tacos, and burritos. But this green chile salsa can be used for cooking too. There is a classic Mexican dish that my great grandmother was used to prepare for us: the Salsa Verde Pork Stew. 

My great grandmother’s pork stew ends being so flavorful thanks to the roasted New Mexican chiles combined with the tomatillos and other spices.

This recipe has serrano peppers for additional spice, roasted garlic cloves, fresh cilantro, and tomatillos. I am seasoning with a dash of cumin, Mexican oregano, and chicken bouillon too.

Make this yummy roasted hatch green chile salsa!

Take advantage of hatch chile season and prepare our green chile salsa. You will be surprised how good it is and its versatility. Make enough sauce and try it on enchiladas and other saucy dishes.

Hatch chile season runs from August through the end of September. Buy enough hatch chiles, roast, peel and freeze. Stuff them with cheese for chiles rellenos, use in casseroles, add to cornbread, make chile con queso or use in stews.

The roasted hatch green chile salsa is one of our favorites!

When shopping for hatch chiles don’t get confused. Anaheim chiles can look like hatch chiles, but those are less spicy and cultivated in Calfornia. The green chile salsa is perfect for canning and gourmet gifting. I know many people that appreciate a beautiful jar of homemade hatch chile sauce. Get ready and make it today!

Smoky and spicy Roasted Hatch Green Chile Salsa
Smoky and spicy Roasted Hatch Green Chile Salsa

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Salsa

Chef Adriana Martin
This recipe for the roasted hatch green chile salsa I have added serrano peppers for additional spice, roasted garlic cloves, fresh cilantro, and tomatillos. Seasoned with a dash of cumin, Mexican oregano, and chicken bouillon. You can use this sauce for garnishing and as a base for stews and enchiladas. 
4.94 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Easy Recipes, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 4 cups
Calories 49 kcal


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 hatch green chiles roasted, peeled and deveined
  • 4 serrano peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 9 tomatillos
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon or 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt


  • Clean and roast the peppers, the serranos, the tomatillos, and the garlic cloves. 
  • Add 1/4 cup of water and place all ingredients inside the blender, including the seasonings and the cilantro. 
  • Blend until getting a sauce. Preserve via canning or inside a plastic container with a lid. Keep refrigerated. 



  • This is a good recipe for using the canning technique.
  • If you cannot find fresh hatch chile peppers or tomatillos use the canned product. 
  • The sauce can be used as a garnish to many Mexican favorite dishes including tacos and other antojitos.
  • This sauce can be used as a base for stews and enchiladas. 


Serving: 1cupCalories: 49kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 206mgPotassium: 252mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 278IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword green chile, green chiles, hatch chile, salsa verde, tomatillos
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Stephanie Simmons

5 stars
This looks so delicious! I love a good homemade salsa and this one looks so flavorful!

Chef Mireille

5 stars
although they have become so popular, I am yet to try hatch chiles. This recipe is inspiring me to do so!


5 stars
Yeees! I’ve been searching for a good recipe to use up all our summer green chiles! Thanks for the inspiration.

Catherine Brown

5 stars
I really MUST locate some hatch chiles! I adore salsa verde but have never made it with hatch chiles before, so now I really want to try this. Next trip to the farmer’s market I’m going to look for them. Thanks for the inspiration!


5 stars
Hatch green chilis are the best! I imagine the flavor of this salsa is amazing and perfect for fall. I’m definitely making a batch ASAP.

Stine Mari

5 stars
Oh YUM! I love spicy food and this looks like it’s bursting with flavor too. I only wish the ingredients were easier to find here, but next year when my own tomatillos are done – this will be first on my list!


5 stars
I agree, it is quite easy to get confused when shopping for the right type of chiles. Hatch chiles and anaheim chiles are expecially easy to confuse. Great recipe!


5 stars
This would be the perfect salsa for our Mexican feast this weekend. I will have to see if I can find some hatch chilis. I think this would make an awesome “food gift” too….like for Christmas!!


5 stars
Oh yum! I didn’t realise how easy this is! Definitely whipping up some of this for this weekend’s barbie!


5 stars
how spicy are hatch peppers? The heat should be okay as long as I don’t include the seeds? We love salsas for everything and I am intrigued about the delicious aroma from roasted hatch peppers.

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