Tomatillo salsa is one of my favorite foods, so it is fitting I have a recipe for it on my site! I am pretty sure I will (and likely have) put it on everything. My favorite is scrambled eggs or as a topping in my breakfast burritos, but this easy tomatillo salsa is so good, I could practically eat it with a spoon!
Tomatillos are nightshades, just like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes. You've probably seen them next to the other peppers in the vegetable section. They look like green, unripe tomatoes with a dry, leafy husk around the outside. The color of the fruit is a beautiful bright green, with a firm flesh. When choosing tomatillos in the store, look for green husks. They should NOT be yellow, brown, or damaged.
Tomatillos are slightly more acidic and tangy, and less sweet than tomatoes, but roasting them brings out their natural sweetness and depth of flavor.
I have tried a lot of tomatillo salsa recipes that used a few different kinds of chilis but I ultimately found that the fewer and simpler the ingredients, the better. I roast fresh tomatillos, jalapeño peppers, garlic, and white onion before adding them to my food processor with fresh lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper. That's it!
You're left with a delightfully bright green, easy tomatillo salsa!
If you're feeling ambitious and want to explore another homemade salsa, check out my homemade pico de gallo recipe as well!Print