Tomatillo Salsa Fresca

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

A fresh tomatillo salsa that is very easy to make using a blender. I dislike cooked tomatillos for two reasons: they lose their lovely green color and the texture to me is unsatisfactory. The beauty of tomatillo salsa is that it's cheap to prepare and it freezes well. Adapted from 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes.

Top Review by betsysanz

FANTASTIC. I added the juice from one lime and 1.5 chopped avocado and it sent my DH and all the kids over the moon. I used 12 tomatillos and one serrano pepper and there was only a hint of heat - probably could have stood it to be a little bit spicier, but there was so much flavor that it didn't matter... and the six year old could handle it. Flavors get better over the next couple of days. New household fave for sure; thanks a bunch!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb tomatillo (approximately 10-12 medium tomatillos)
  • 13 cup white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 12 cup cilantro leaf, lightly packed (NOT dried)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (for extra "kick", I use serrano and jalapeno, but any green chili pepper will do)
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 12 teaspoon sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  1. First prepare the tomatillos. Remove papery husks and then rinse tomatillos under warm running water, using your fingers to remove the sticky residue. Remove stems.
  2. Chops into quarters.
  3. Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor.
  4. Blend either coarse or smooth, depending on your preference.
  5. Transfer tomatillo salsa to covered container and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Good with tortilla chips, enchiladas, tacos, etc.
  6. I always triple the recipe and freeze in 8 ounce containers.

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