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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Bring the authentic flavors of Mexico right to your table with this simple yet incredibly flavorful roasted tomatillo salsa. Perfectly charred tomatillos combined with the zesty hints of jalapeño and the richness of garlic make this salsa not just a dip, but a journey of taste. Whether you're pairing it with tortilla chips or spicing up your favorite dishes, this salsa is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde


  • 1 lb tomatillos, husked and washed

  • 2 jalapeños (adjust according to heat preference)

  • 3 cloves garlic, unpeeled

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/2 small white onion, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tbsp lime juice (about 1 lime)

  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (or to taste)


  1. Roasting the Veggies: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place tomatillos, jalapeños, and unpeeled garlic cloves on a baking sheet. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until tomatillos are slightly charred and softened, flipping halfway through for even roasting.

  2. Prepping the Roasted Ingredients: Once roasted, remove from the oven and let them cool. Peel the garlic. For a milder salsa, you can remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeños.

  3. Blending: In a blender or food processor, combine the roasted tomatillos, jalapeños, peeled garlic, chopped onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Pulse until you achieve a slightly chunky consistency.

  4. Taste and Adjust: Taste the salsa and adjust the salt, pepper, or lime juice as needed.

  5. Chill and Serve: Transfer the salsa to a bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld together. Serve chilled with tortilla chips, tacos, or any dish of your choice!

This roasted tomatillo salsa is the ideal companion for any Mexican-inspired dish or simply as a dip for your next get-together. Its combination of freshness and smokiness is an irresistible draw for the taste buds. So, the next time you're at the grocery store, pick up these simple ingredients and embark on a delicious culinary adventure!

Pro-tip: For an added smoky flavor, you can roast the veggies on a grill or stovetop over open flame. Just ensure they get a good char for that irresistible smoky taste!

Note: This salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. If it thickens, you can add a little water or lime juice to thin it out before serving.

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