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Homemade Tomatillo Salsa

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A homemade tomatillo salsa is the perfect accompaniment for your summer grilling recipes. Made with roasted vegetables, it’s savory, flavorful, and easy to make!

Homemade salsas are simply the best!  Some of my other favorites are these Quick Blender Salsa, Strawberry Mango and the Best Classic Salsa recipes.

jars of Homemade Tomatillo Salsa

At our house, we eat salsa on just about everything. Scrambled eggs, tacos, burritos, enchiladas… we even love it on grilled chicken or fish! My kids love mild red salsa, but I’ve always been a green salsa girl. I love that it’s tangy, and I like it with some heat to it.

This homemade tomatillo salsa is full of delicious flavor from roasted garlic, tomatillos, and Anaheim peppers, and gets a delicious smoky flavor from roasting the vegetables in the oven. I’ve never made tomatillo salsa before, and I was really surprised by how simple and easy it is!

How To Make Tomatillo Salsa

Prep – Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.  Line the baking sheet with a baking mat, parchment paper or foil and cooking spray. You’ll start by husking your tomatillos and placing them on the baking sheet with some onions, garlic, and peppers.

tomatillos garlic and onions on a baking sheet

Roasted Veggies – Roast the vegetables for about 15-20 minutes, or until the tomatillos have charred slightly and are starting to release their juices. Those darker brown bits give the salsa extra flavor and make it super delicious!  Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

roasted tomatillos, garlic and onions on a baking sheet

Blend – After the peppers have cooled, carefully peel off the skin.  Next, add the roasted vegetables to a blender or food processor. Add some cilantro, lime juice, and vinegar, salt, cumin, and red pepper flakes, and pulse until it’s as chunky or smooth as you would like it. Add a little water as needed to thin out the salsa to your desired consistency.

Homemade Tomatillo Salsa in a blender

Simmer – Let the salsa simmer over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes and then ladle into clean jars.

Canning & Storage

Canning – If you’re canning the salsa, I would definitely suggest doubling the recipe to get a full canner load. I got around 3 1/2 cups of salsa from one batch.  If you’re planning to can the salsa, make sure your jars, lids, and bands have been sterilized.

After the salsa reaches a simmer, ladle into sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Add sterilized lids and bands. Process in a water bath canner for a minimum of 15 minutes, adding 5 minutes for each 2000 feet of altitude above sea level. Let cool, then store in a cool, dry place. Be sure to use the tomatillo salsa within six months of canning it.

Storage – If you don’t want all the bother of canning, the salsa will keep in the fridge for about a week. I think it makes a fun gift to share with friends!

jars of roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Recipe Tips

Don’t Get It In Your Eyes – It’s a good idea to wear gloves to prevent getting spicy pepper juice on your hands and then inadvertently rubbing it in your eyes.

Adjust The Heat – If you want your salsa spicier, leave the pepper seeds in, or for a milder salsa scrape them out.

The Right Vinegar – I used Heinz® Distilled White Vinegar, and it worked great. It’s all natural and made from sun-ripened corn, which makes it perfect for this simple and delicious recipe. 

What To Serve With Tomatillo Salsa

3 jars of roasted tomatillo salsa
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Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

A homemade tomatillo salsa is the perfect compliment many of your Mexican-inspired recipes.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword bbq, roasted, summer
Servings 4 Jars
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds tomatillos husks removed
  • 1 onion large cut into quarters
  • 8 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 Anaheim peppers
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice fresh
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar Heinz® Distilled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup water more or less as needed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the tomatillos, onion, garlic, and peppers on the baking sheet. Roast 15-20 minutes, or until the tomatillos have charred slightly and are starting to release their juices. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  2. After the peppers have cooled, carefully peel off the skin. It's a good idea to wear gloves to prevent getting spicy pepper juice on your hands and then inadvertently rubbing it in your eyes. If you want your salsa spicier, leave the pepper seeds in, or for a milder salsa scrape them out.
  3. Add the tomatillos, peppers, onions, and garlic to a blender or food processor. Then, add the cilantro, lime juice, vinegar, salt, cumin, and red pepper flakes, and pulse until it's as chunky or smooth as you would like it. Add water as needed to thin to desired consistency.
  4. Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan and heat just to a simmer. If you're planning to refrigerate the salsa, ladle into clean containers, then let cool. Use within one week.
  5. To use this recipe for canning, start by doubling the recipe. After the salsa reaches a simmer, ladle into sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Add sterilized lids and bands. Process in a water bath canner for a minimum of 15 minutes, adding 5 minutes for each 2000 feet of altitude above sea level. Let cool, then store in a cool, dry place. Use within six months.
Nutrition Facts
Tomatillo Salsa Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Jar)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 688mg30%
Potassium 720mg21%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 603IU12%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

freshly made Tomatillo Salsa

This post is sponsored by Heinz. As always, all opinions and text are my own. 

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