Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

by jerseygirl on February 18, 2009 · 34 comments

My husband loves homemade salsa. On Valentines Day, I decided to make this salsa for our movie. As usual, we didn’t eat enough at dinner and had to have a snack. I can’t say it went that well with the red wine we drank but no one seemed to mind.

First thing you do is preheat your oven to broil. Gather these ingredients:

8 to 10 tomatillos, husks peeled and cut in half
3 jalapenos, seeded, cored and cut in half
3 cloves garlic
1 TBS olive oil

Lay the tomatillos (cut side down), jalapenos and garlic on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Broil in oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until tomatillos start to char. Remove garlic and jalapenos earlier if they get too dark.

Let cool and put all the vegetables in a food processor. Add:

a handful of cilantro

1 TBS sugar
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste


Process ingredients until smooth. Chill if desired. It is good warm or cold.

This salsa is so good and tastes so fresh. We had tortilla chips with it would be a great topping on beef, chicken or fish. It is so easy to make.

Come back later this week for my Annie Chun’s giveaway as well as a recipe or two.

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The Blonde Duck February 18, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Salsa goes with everything!

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Amy February 18, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I LOVE salsa!! All salsas, especially roasted salsas:) This looks GREAT!

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HoneyB February 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Homemade is always the best when it comes to salsa.

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ttfn300 February 18, 2009 at 11:13 pm

never tried to make this one yet, but it is lovely 🙂

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Pam February 19, 2009 at 12:01 am

How funny… I just made chile verde for the first time recently. I loved trying the tomatillos. Great salsa – it looks tasty.

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Paula February 19, 2009 at 3:17 am

Oh, you’ve done it now! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE tomatillo salsa. This looks and sounds great! I was surprised to see sugar in the ingredients! Love that you roasted these; gosh, I bet your kitchen smelled heavenly. YUM!

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Tanya February 19, 2009 at 8:28 am

I love salsa. I put it on a lot of my food! Yum.

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Jennifer February 19, 2009 at 8:49 am

I am so glad you reminded me of these little guys-it has been a year since I have esperimented with them. And I love making salasa—maybe tonight I will make a chutney type deal with these and some chicken. hum.

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Allie February 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

I’ve never made home made tomatillo salsa, but I know for sure my hubby would love this! Thanks for sharing!!

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Janine February 19, 2009 at 10:54 am

I love this salsa. Thanks for the recipe. Now I’m thinking of tomatillos for my garden this year:)

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kat February 19, 2009 at 11:01 am

In the summer our CSA gives us kits to make this, its so good!

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Debbie February 19, 2009 at 11:19 am

That looks so good…homemade is the best!

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Culinarywannabe February 19, 2009 at 11:51 am

I would cover almost anything in this salsa! Looks delicious!

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Married to a Mexican February 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Great post!

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Maria February 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I am a sucker for salsa! I am loving your tomatillo version!

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John and Lisa Howard-Fusco February 19, 2009 at 2:33 pm

That looks very good. I really do like salsas that use tomatillos. Yum! – John

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Donna-FFW February 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm

his looks wonderful. Did you make up the recipe by yourself. I so have to try this.

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That Girl February 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I LOVE tomatillos, but they make me cough like crazy when I roast them.

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Emily February 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Mmm, salsa and red wine. That’s my kind of night!

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Bridgett February 20, 2009 at 1:13 am

I just love the color. I need to give this one a try instead of the usual old salsa!

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Robin Sue February 20, 2009 at 9:11 am

What a neat recipe Lisa- I have never cooked with tomatillos before. That is the nice thing about blogging, I get introduced to so many new recipes and foods. Thanks!

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Katherine Aucoin February 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

Homemade salsa with tomatillo’s – what a winner!

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Amanda February 20, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Oh I love tomatillo salsa, thank you for this!

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Melissa February 20, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Homemade salsa is the best and its the perfect snack along with some tortilla chips. This sounds great!

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Mrs. L February 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I love tomatillo salsa but have yet to ever make my own. This looks great, I’ll have to try it.

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Cathy February 20, 2009 at 7:07 pm

This looks SO good! I always like the “green salsa” best when we go to our favorite Tex Mex place, and I am sure that your homemade version is even better. I’ve never really cooked with tomatillos, but you’ve motivated me to get started!

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Tara February 20, 2009 at 7:35 pm

WHAT a great looking site! I love how you have it setup and the colors – very nice. You’re a girl after my own heart with this tomatillo salsa – I LOVE tomatillos!

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Sharon February 21, 2009 at 12:52 am

I just had homemade tomatillo salsa for the first time recently and it’s so delicious! I’m glad to have a recipe now.

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Laurie February 21, 2009 at 2:40 am

Lisa, I’m so glad you had such a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your handsome hubby.

The salsa looks great and so simple! I noticed tomatillos in the grocery store on my last visit, but wasn’t sure what to do with them. Now I know!

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Aggie February 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I have to make this, I love tomatillo salsa…I don’t think I’ve ever made it homemade!!! Yours looks great, wish I had some right now with my white wine! 😉

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Culinary Cory February 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm

This recipe looks super easy. I’m going to have to try it.

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Kevin February 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Roasted tomatillo salsa is one of my all time favorite foods!

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Culinary Cory August 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm

So it's been six months since you posted this recipe. I recently decided to dust if off and give it a try. It was UN…FREAKIN'…BELIEVABLE. I had write a blog post about it.

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