Quick Roasted Tomatillo Salsita

Quick Roasted Tomatillo Salsita

Salsa Asada de Tomatillo
2 cups
Course: Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro, jalapeno, Salsa, serrano chiles, tomatillos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove, unpeeled
  • 1 thick slice of a large white onion, (about 2 ounces)
  • 1 whole jalapeño or serrano chile, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves and upper stems, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt, or more to taste

To Prepare

  • Pre-heat the broiler.
  • On a small baking dish or baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, place the tomatillos, garlic, onion slice and chile. Place under the broiler for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping the ingredients once in between, until completely charred and mushy. Watch out for the garlic as you may need to remove it a few minutes before the rest of the ingredients. When cool enough to handle, peel the husk off the garlic cloves and remove stem from the chile.
  • In the jar of a blender, place the tomatillos and their juices, chile, onion and garlic. Also add cilantro and salt. Puree to your desired texture, you may leave it chunky or puree until smooth.

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  1. Hi Pati,
    I was wonder if I could can this salsa. If so, is there anything it is best to add to the salsa until the day it is served?

  2. Pati
    Made this last nice. A real winner.

    Congratulations on your James Beard award. I bet you are eliated.


  3. Absolutely amazing, I love your shows, and have tried a number of recipes. Absolutely the best. I used this as a salsa and also to make chili verde.