Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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The roasted tomatillo salsa verde is a staple of my Mexican cuisine. Made with green tomatillos, serranos, garlic, and cilantro.
The roasted tomatillo salsa verde is a staple of my Mexican cuisine. Made with green tomatillos, serranos, garlic, and cilantro.

The roasted tomatillo salsa verde is another staple of the Mexican cuisine and a sauce that never fails in my table. My husband is Cuban but after he tried my salsa verde he asks for it on every meal, breakfast included. The roasted tomatillo salsa verde is super easy to make. The trick is to roast the tomatillos, the garlic and the serranos using a comal. The roasting provides a smoky rustic flavor adding spice to any meal.

This roasted tomatillo salsa verde can be used to garnish almost anything! I like it to make green huevos rancheros and enchiladas. For garnishing cheesy refried beans tacos. After you taste my salsa verde you will get hooked and I can bet this one will be a regular condiment in your table too.

Put this roasted tomatillo salsa verde on anything
Put this roasted tomatillo salsa verde on anything!

But don’t confuse tomatillos with tomatoes. Tomatillos are green to light green, or green purple color and have a husk. This fruit is also known as the Mexican husk tomato. The planting originated in Mexico and was cultivated throughout the pre-Columbian times. Making it an important component to many classic Mexican dishes. 

The taste of the green tomatillo is rather tart though purple tomatillos tend to be sweeter excellent to use in jams. You can eat the fruit raw. I have a tomatillo salad with mango that you might want to try too. It is perfect combination of sweet and tart. My mom was used to combine green tomatillos with smoked ham cubes, chopped jalapeños, and dressing with lime juice, black pepper and olive oil. Then served over a corn tostada. Truly delightful.

Just a chunkylicious roasted tomatillo salsa verde
Just a chunkylicious roasted tomatillo salsa verde

There are many versions of the roasted tomatillo salsa verde. I made mine in the blender but you can use a mortar or molcajete for a more traditional approach. This sauce is chunky and so flavorful. With a pleasant hint of heat and a lot of goodness.

Salsa Verde de Tomatillo Asado

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Chef Adriana Martin
The roasted tomatillo salsa verde is a staple of my Mexican cuisine. Made with green tomatillos, serranos, garlic, and cilantro. Perfect garnish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Easy Recipes, Sauces, preserves
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 10 green tomatillos clean and without husks
  • 5 serrano chiles
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • sea salt
  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions
 

  • In a comal place the tomatillos, the serranos and the garlic. Toast until getting a good roasting.
  • Add the roasted vegetables to the blender along with the water and the fresh cilantro. Blend until getting a chunky salsa.
  • Season with sea salt to taste and preserve inside a mason jar inside the fridge.

Notes

  • This salsa will last fresh for a week when properly refrigerated.
  • While blending you can add a pinch of oil to get a creamy sauce.
  • The number of serranos used depends on the level of spiciness desired.
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swathi

Salsa verde with tomatillos that too roasted is classic dip dish I love in Mexican cusine. I have tried both one with boiled tomatillos. But roasted always my favorite. Your salsa verde calling my name with bowl of chips.

Vicki

Can you freeze this or can it in a water bath? It is the end of the growing season and I would like to preserve some of my crops to enjoy this winter. Thanks, recipe looks great!

Jessica (Swanky Recipes)

I have been meaning to make my own tamatillo salsa verde but just haven’t gotten to it yet. This recipe is totally calling my name and I can’t wait to try it for game day next!

Marisa Franca

This is just the type of salsa that sparks our interest and palate. We love the addition of an extra kick to our eggs and meat dishes. The addition of a smokey flavor to the salsa finishes it perfectly.

Teri

My mouth instantly started watering when I saw this. I love love love salsa verde and I eat it on everything just like your husband. I cannot wait to try yours, I know it will be stellar!

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